Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (Michael Praetorius)

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  • CPDL #10189:      (Capella)
Editor: Ulrich Alpers (submitted 2005-11-18).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 100 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir
Composer: Michael Praetorius

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1605 in Musae Sioniae, erster Theil, no. 9

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 130.

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Out of the depths I cry to Thee;
Lord, hear me, I implore Thee!
Bend down Thy gracious ear to me;
I lay my sins before Thee.
If Thou rememberest each misdeed,
If each should have its rightful meed,
Who may abide Thy presence?

Thou grantest pardon through Thy love;
Thy grace alone availeth;
Our works could ne’er our guilt remove;
Yea, e’en the best life faileth.
For none may boast himself of aught,
But must confess Thy grace hath wrought
Whate’er in him is worthy.

And thus my hope is in the Lord,
And not in my own merit;
I rest upon His faithful Word
To them of contrite spirit.
That He is merciful and just,
Here is my comfort and my trust;
His help I wait with patience