Monday, January 11, 2016

Reworking of Bob Kauflin's Lyrics for Out of the Depths based on Psalm 130

I was asked to rewrite Bob Kauflin's song based on Psalm 130 called Out of the Depths. I may have reworked it more than the person who asked me wanted! but I wanted to follow the logical flow of Psalm 130 more closely. Here is what I came up with. Kauflin's version is here if you want to try and sing my version (or his).

v. 1
Out of the depths, O Lord, I cry to You,
and I am tempted to despair.
For my iniquities o'erwhelm my head,
a heavy burden I can't bear.
And if You marked my sin,
Lord, I could never stand,
but I see mercy in Your hands.

So I will flee to Christ my Savior,
for His wounds were made for me,
and His grace and love forever,
I will sing eternally.
And there's nothing that can sever,
my Lord's presence from me,
I am blessed, I am blessed by You.

v. 2
Lord Jesus make anew this heart of mine,
a heart that fears Your holy name.
Incline my heart to live in triune love,
depart from selfish lust and shame.
You are my Lord and God,
You saved me by Your blood,
and I am Yours and You are mine.

So I will live in Christ my Savior,
for His wounds were made for me,
and His grace and love forever,
I will sing eternally.
And there's nothing that can sever,
My Lord's presence from me,
I am blessed, I am blessed by You.

v. 3
When I awake from sleep each day anew,
and greet the morn and rising sun.
My soul it waits for Christ my risen Lord,
my daily Bread is God the Son.
My Lord once crucified,
now at Your Father's side.
O by Your Spirit walk with me.

So I will live in Christ my Savior,
for His wounds were made for me,
and His grace and love forever,
I will sing eternally.
And there's nothing that can sever,
My Lord's presence from me,
I am blessed, I am blessed by You.

v. 4
O church of Jesus Christ, hope in the Lord,

for with Your Lord is steadfast love.
We are not saved by works that we perform,
His perfect life and death's enough.
In Christ we're justified,
God's justice satisfied,
in joy we now can walk with Him.

So we will live in Christ our Savior,
He in mercy died for us.
For His life is for whoever,
in the Lord will put their trust.
And there's nothing that can sever,
Our Lord's presence from us,
We are blessed, we are blessed by You.

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