Psalm 130:1-131:3

I have great trouble

1 Lord, I am crying aloud to you

because I am in deep trouble.

2 My Lord, please listen to me!

I am asking you to be kind and help me.

3 Lord, if you write down all our sins,

nobody could stand as a righteous person.

4 But you forgive people for their sins,

and so we serve you.

130:4If God could not forgive us for our sins, we would still be guilty. Nobody would be able to come to God and say that they are righteous. Because God is so kind and he forgives us, we serve him and we worship him as a great God.

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 the Lord to come and help me,

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

Yes, I want the 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 great.

I do not try to do great things.

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

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.