1 1 A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.
Lord, I cry out to you because I'm suffering so deeply.
2 Lord, listen to me. Pay attention to my cry for your favor.
3 Lord, suppose you kept a record of sins. Lord, who then wouldn't be found guilty?
4 But you forgive. So people have respect for you.
5 With all my heart I wait for the Lord to help me. I put my hope in his word.
6 I wait for the Lord to help me. I wait with more longing than those on guard duty wait for the morning. I'll say it again. I wait with more longing than those on guard duty wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord, because the Lord's love never fails. He sets his people completely free.
8 He himself will set Israel free from all of their sins.