“Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.”—Psalm 130:7.
When he penned this psalm, the writer, David, was in deep distress, if not of circumstances, yet of conscience. He constantly mentions iniquities, and begs forgiveness. He felt like a shipwrecked mariner, carried overboard into the raging sea. Thus he reviews the situation—”Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.” Yet he lived to tell the tale of deliverance. His prayer from among the waves was a memory worth preserving, and he does preserve it. The mercy of God to him he weaves into a song for us; and in this our text is found.