Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice;
2 O let your ears consider well:
the voice of my supplication.
3 If you Lord, should note what we do wrong:
who then, O Lord, should stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with you:
so that you shall be feared.
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits for him:
and in his word is my hope.
6 My soul looks for the Lord:
more than watchmen for the morning, more, I say, than watchmen for the morning.
7 O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy:
and with him is ample redemption.
8 He will redeem Israel:
from the multitude of their sins.
to the fragile feelings, not to the clashing fury…
to the quiet sounds, not to the loud clamour…
to the steady heartbeat, not to the noisy confusion…
to the hidden voices, not to the obvious chatter…
to the deep harmonies, not to the surface discord…
Jim Cotter Prayer at Night, A Book for the Darkness. p 66