Psalm 130:1-131:3

I have great trouble

1 Lord, I am crying aloud to you

because I have great trouble.

2 My Lord, please listen to me!

I am asking you to be kind and help me.

3 Lord, if you should write down all our sins,

nobody could stand as a righteous person.

4 But you forgive people for their sins,

and so we give you honour.

5 I will wait for the Lord to help me.

I trust him completely.

So I wait for him to do what he has promised.

6 I want my Lord to come and help me,

more than a guard at night wants the morning to come.

Yes, I want my Lord to come quickly, even more than that.

7 Israel's people, trust the Lord to help you.

The Lord has faithful love for his people.

He is always ready to save them.

8 He will save Israel's people from all their sins.

Psalm 131

A song to sing as we climb.

David wrote this song.

1 Lord, I am not proud.

I do not think that I am a great person.

I do not try to do great things.

I do not worry about things that are too hard for me to understand.

2 Instead, I am quiet

and there is peace in my mind.

I am like a young child who sits on his mother's knee.

Yes, I have peace in my mind.

3 Israel's people, trust the Lord to help you,

now and for ever.