Worshipping “out of the depths”

BY KEITH AND KRISTYN GETTY
Keith and Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. They have created a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine, crossing several genres of composition, which are sung the world over.

F or most people including believers“the depths” is the last place from which a song should be sung. We reserve singing for the higher moments of life and faith. For rejoicing. For reflection. For entertainment. For religious tradition. 

But the Psalms remind us that singing is a sacred act divinely intended for everything we will experience in this life. This includes a key part that today’s worship is often missing: lament. 

The song I Will Wait for You is very special to us. It is a setting of Psalm 130a modern reflection of what it means to trust God in the midst of trials. Psalm 130 is often referred to as the De profundis, a Latin phrase meaning “out of the depths.” “The depths” is both figuratively and literally an expression of the deepest canyons of the ocean and of the heartplaces where light cannot reach and where any hope for finding the surface above is constantly being crushed by pressure and darkness.

This was a favorite psalm of everyone from Augustine to Martin Luther to Charles Wesley because it connected real lifefull of angst and painwith a real God who is ever present, especially in the depths.  

It reminded them thenas it reminds us nowthat God invites His children not only to rejoice before Him, but also to bring Him our struggles. 

One of our goals over the next five years is to set most of the Psalms to music, rediscovering creative ways we can sing together regardless of where we arewhether soaring on the heightsin excelsisor buried beneath the depthsde profundis 

This song is a key cog in the wheel of our new project meant to reinvigorate the congregational act of singing the Psalms. It is a heartfelt expression of the gospels mirrored invitation of the Psalms to draw near to Christ not from a place of pride or privilege, but from a place of realness and brokenness, aware of the vast, impassable expanse that lies between the ocean floor and the celestial ceiling. Indeed, unless Someone higher than us spans this chasm on our behalf, we have no hope. But because Christ has already fully done this for us at the cross, we are no longer relegated to remaining quiet in the depths. We can cry out because our Savior has felt the same darkness and cold as us, emerging from our depths victorious and creating by His grace the path of honesty and hope for us to follow.  

He knows what it feels like to cry out from the depths Himself.  

The ancient Psalms express many things we so desperately need in the modern agenot just in our music, but also in our very lives as they are lived together as a spiritual act of worship. The Psalms timelessly paint immutable images of the vast array of the majesty of God. They speak to His wonder and splendor, as well as the eternally creative nuance with which He speaks, moves and employs the mysteries of time and space. But the Psalms also prompt us to behold the more transcendent, awe-inspiring aspects of his powerful deity. They acknowledge that He is also a righteous judge, longing for and guarding His people with a holy jealousya Sovereign whose holiness cannot tolerate evil.  

Thus collectively, the Psalms portray a compellingly big picture of the God of the Bible, expressing in these observations and interactions with Himand with life itselfevery human emotion we can feel from praise, celebration, shouting and dancing, to crying, anger, repentance and lament  

This is indeed a masterful Psalm of lamenta healthy outlet of faith and expression that we often lack in our worship. Plainly stated, our worship experiences often leave out the biblical, healthy act of lament. We have lost the sacred invitation to cry out from the depths.  

Our hope is this hymn speaks to many people and allows us all to see with fresh eyes the clear invitation from Scripture to spend time waiting on the Lord … no matter how deep in the depths we may be. 

207 Comments

  1. Esther Brown

    Thanks Susan for thinking of us and sharing with the bsf ladies. You’re an inspiration to us and a godly woman. May God continue to use you to reach folks like me that are experiencing Him through different lenses and in awe of His glory, majesty, and holiness. Love you my sister in Christ.

  2. Betty Ingerick

    This is so beautiful and anointed.I love worship that focuses on the Lord and brings us into His presence. Thank you. Would love to hear everyone of them.

  3. Linda Remsberg

    This is beautiful. As a devoted Psalms student I am excited to learn of your project and request that you put me on the list to received every song.

    Someday we will all worship with eyes that see Him, I look forward to meeting you there.
    Linda Remsberg

    • Rose

      Thank you this is wonderful

      • Maj Gen Elizabeth john

        Yes Lord i thirsty to meet you on the yonder shore. Please send me every hymn on the play list.

  4. Zivai zi

    Thanks Susie. The hymn is so relevant to me as I have just come out of hospital where I wsa admitted for a heart condition. With a brother battling with cancer I felt I was in the depths. When I came out of hospital I read the Lamentations because I believed I needed to Lament.The hymn has uplifted me.

    • Denise Kirkland

      This song is amazing and the words impact my heart. The Psalm relates to our prayers for our son and his family having difficulties.
      You’re so thoughtful to share this song.
      My prayers go out to you and your family.

    • Patrick Abalo

      As I get set for my retirement life I believe this is the right Psalm for me I shall surely wait upon the Lord. This is beautiful Susie.

  5. Shirley Nye

    Beautifully done !!!
    Thank you Suzie for keeping us,”In the Loop.” God’s Word is so powerful in song, study, meditation , preaching, teaching,etc.. !!!
    What a joy to see what God can do when people use their God given gifts !!! We are blessed !!

    • Grace

      Thank you Susie for this song. It is great comfort to and to my family for we are looking after our terminally ill brother.
      I plan to share the song, and print the lyrics so that we can read it when all is gone and hold on to God.
      thank you and may God bless you.

  6. Lisa Oddo

    Thank you my dear sweet friend and sister in Christ Jesus for sharing this Psalm in song .

    The apostle Paul said on 2 Timothy 3:16 ” All Scripture is inspired by God and good at teaching, to correct,

    to instruct, in righteousness.” Wonderful , beautiful, thanks again .

    Love you ,

    Lisa Oddo

    • Diana Ashurst

      Thank you Susie so much for sending this beautiful piece out to us! I needed this today in the midst of all the pain, hurt and suffering I see all around me today. My prayer is that we will come to God one day, purely empty of the hate and meanness that has permeated so many souls, and we ask Him for forgiveness for how we have treated one another. To God be the glory!!!

  7. Mary Gardner

    Thank you Susie for sharing this new version of an old hymn originally written by Martin Luther called “Out of the Depths I Cry to Thee.” Martin Luther once said, “I wish to compose sacred hymns so that the Word of God may dwell among the people also my means of songs.” There is also another version of Martin Luther’s song with music and words by David Ward called, “By Grace Alone.” All three songs have some changes in wording and music arrangements but the joy is that they all reflect Psalm 130 and they all mention the words of ‘out of the depths I call to you” and “my voice crying or calling for mercy” and God’s response of “grace” alone.

    What a blessing in how God uses people with the gift of music to inspire and lift spirits with hymns that may vary over the years but still resonate out to His people to worship in song to His glory.

  8. Nana

    Many thanks Suzy, this song is really encouraging, what I need at this moment .. comforting me to trust more and more God’s presence and listenning at the rigth moment. Blessings for you and your familly

  9. Linda dickinson

    Thank you for this song. For myself it is (and has always been) difficult for me to sing when I am wading thru the depths BUT praise God that there has always been hymns and beautiful songs such as this one to help remind me that God is with me as my great help and deliverer.

    • Roberta Harper

      My heart has been touched by both–the hymn and your message! I plan to share this hymn with others. The Book of Psalms is one of my favorites.

      Thanks for sharing, and for the ongoing effort by the entire BSF staff to teach others God’s Word!

  10. Rhonda Harris

    Beautiful song it really minister to me this morning. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Lim Saw Im

    Thank you Susie for sharing. Our hope is in Jesus

    • Lisa Wright

      A great reminder of what true worship is meant for.

      • Pete Dremel

        Waiting is also a form of worship. I have been waiting my whole life for one thing or another for the LORD to give me a green light, a red light, or a yellow light, which is, by far, the hardest to wait. It’s all worth waiting. The yellow light is the most important. It teaches me a time to prepare, anticipate, foresee the great future He has planned for us. He is worth waiting!

        Love You Lord. I will forever wait upon You!

        Pidzar “Pete or Petie” Dremel

        • Paulletta Lovett

          Thank for sharing music that can really speak to your heart. May God continue to use this kind of hymnody to draw us to Himself.

    • Fran Goetz

      Thank you Susie for sharing this beautiful piece of Music. The song is how we are to worship the Lord at all times.

    • Johnson N Kimani

      Dear Susie Thanks for your recent communication and encouragement with a song and prayer from Psalms 130.Yes”I will wait for you”Lord:by Keith and Kristyn.It is not only a blessings but also a reminder that it only noble thing to do now in preparation of the perfect Judge Lord Jesus Christ.It is a call imminently revealed to the world by John in book of Revelation and truly a blessing to me among other BSFer’s fraternity.Thanks to BSF who have created a conducive avenue to Study Bible.Indeed some of us are looking forward to the next session in September.To God be the glory for ever Amen.

    • MARY MEYER

      Thank you Susie,
      The blog, the music and the reminder that the Lord is with me in the depth of all my obstacles , also reminds me to acknowledge His presence always.

      • Williett McDaniel

        Thank you, love through Christ Jesus!

  12. Chris Root

    Thank you for sharing Susie. What a blessing!!!

    • Linda Theresa Peterson

      Thank you, for sending this to me.
      I love singing hymns in church and at home. It’s away to open my heart to our Lord Jesus Christ ❤️
      Looking forward to Acts and Letters of Paul.
      Blessings to you❤️

  13. Vickie Karanja

    Thank you for sharing this, how we must learn to communicate to God through Music!

  14. Peggy

    Great idea to bring back the Psalms set to music! I grew up in a denomination that sang the Psalms every Sunday. It was a special blessing to be able to study the Psalms last year during the Old Testament BSF study and refer to the coordinating Psalms in my collection of Psalter Hymnals. There is an old adage that applies here – sing it, and you’ll never forget it!

    • Stanley Seow MH

      Worship through sacred music & lyrics from the Book of Psalms with modern tempo will enrich my QT sessions.
      Many thanks for sharing with the BSF community Susan.

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    • Regina

      Thanks so much for sharing the Getty’s music. They are one of my favorites. Their music is always very purposeful and theologically sound. This song is one that I listen to all the time. Their CD of the Psalms is awesome.

      • Diane Bates

        I loved the lyrics but what I most liked was that it was a frame song – started and ended with a bagpipe sound backing a chorus – and then the beautiful solo in the middle – gorgeous and soul touching!

  16. Simon Guchu

    Thanks a lot for this, so inspirational music. God bless you all for proclaiming HIS WORD through music.

    • Victor Pang

      Thank you Susie for sharing the beautiful and inspirational song. God bless!

  17. Mary Brooks

    Thank you so..much for this inspirational song. I am up so early this morning and it has prepared me for my devotion and reading!

    • Specioza

      Thank you very much for sharing. Indeed the words were meant that I have to wait on the Lord at this particular moment . I have Remain blessed.

    • Catherine Tsikirayi

      Thank you so much Suzie, just the message my family and I needed to hear this morning! Thank you for sharing. God bless.

  18. Solomon Gacece

    Thank you for encouraging us to sing in worship.
    Any time is praise time.
    All that has life and breath, sing to the Lord.

  19. Wacera

    This has blessed me this morning.
    Thank you Susie for sharing.

  20. Victor C. K. Kakane

    Thanks Susan for sharing this powerful worship song. Beautiful rendition. I felt the power of the Holy Spirit.

    • Williett McDaniel

      Many thanks our Dear Susan, for such a beauitful hymn. I have been ill since March and I am trusting God that I will be able to attend the study of Acts. This psalm was such a blessing to my heart and my soul this morning to start my devotion. Please don’t ever let us stop the music and singing in BSF. We need both the Music and God’s word. May God continue to bless BSF and all of our BSF leaders. Love always through Christ Jesus!

      • Susie Rowan

        And may God bless you with the healing In his wings!

        • Mary Oakle

          Wonderful ! What a blessing. Thank you.

      • Phil Immaraj

        Dear Williet, Hoping and praying that you will be healed by His word and all the physical care you can receive. May the Lord help you through the challenges of health to continue to be a light to others who come your way. Yes as you said, may we be singing and hoping and being renewed in our faith.
        Have you wondered if you could ever get into the mind of one of the biblical characters and delve into their thoughts as they made their choices through their difficult lives? Well – I believe that the Psalms provide us that glimpse – a fascinating psychological delight, understanding that these biblical characters relied on God’s relationship just like David and the others who wrote songs/psalms. For us to savor, their beautiful relationship with their God and creator who answered them, is a revelation. Enjoy psalms for the thoughts expressed to a real God, by real people struggling with real lives.

        • Williett McDaniel

          Dear Phil,
          Thank you so much for your encouraging words. The book of Psalms is one of my favorite books. Isaiah 43 has been a great message of comfort during times of suffering. Isaiah remind us in vs (2) “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flames burn you. Vs (3)a”For I am the Lord your God.”Vs(4)a”Since you are precious in My sight, Since you are honor and I Love you. These are beautiful and loving words from our God who loves us so much. I am so bless to know our God and savior during such a time as this in my life and I am so grateful to my friend Eva who encouraged me in 2001 to join BSF. I am very grateful for music it is such a joy to me and I am so bless to have a circle of believers who uplift me such as yourself. I hope and pray that I too have brought comfort to someone who may be experiencing some suffering or trials in there life. I am so thankful for the song as well as your words! God loves us! May God richly bless you and keep you!

  21. Rhoda Mukasa

    I love that the Gettys have made so many of the all time favorites popular again. With each song, they push you to see God anew and be in awe of Him all over again.

  22. Debra Selzer

    I have heard the ”Praise and Harmony” group do this song acapella on a YouTube video, and always liked it. Now I have a printed copy and am heading to the piano to play it. Thanks for the beautiful song – I didn’t realize it was from Psalm 130. Thanks BSF!

  23. Proscovia YIGA

    The song spoke to me as my only hope is in my Lord for His mercy, redemption and promotion. Thank you Lord. Susie thank you for sharing.

  24. Adenike Adeyanju-Osadolor

    Beautiful reminder of God’s faithful presence in good, and not-so-good times!
    I will surely wait for Him.

  25. t am i

    What a blessing to connect the depths of my heart to HIS! Glorious!!

  26. Joseph kinyua

    There’s hope in a hopeless situation Jesus an ever present hope

  27. T

    There’s hope even in a hopeless situation.

  28. Peter W.D.Ngumi

    A great and an all time reminder,
    to wait on a He Lord.
    He is our Lord , savior, our eternal hope and joy.
    It reminds us of:
    Psalm 33:20 NIV
    [20] “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield”.

  29. Soheila Holakoui

    Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful song. I love it❤️

  30. Alice Rellera Pamin

    Such a timely message, my mom just passed away a weeks ago, and my soul yearns to grief. My son reminded me that David, when his son died,burst in worship. From the depths of our soul, we wait on Him, to be embrace, as hope and joy ensues His love for us.

  31. Kay Jones

    I am a traditional hymn lover, and what the Getty’s write and sing are often very hymn-like. This one is just stunningly beautifully done. Susie if you read this, know that I knew you at Colonial and figured out last year that yes this is the “same” Susie Rowan I knew. Know also you are doing a wonderful job as BSF director. I so appreciate the changes you are making and the effort to reach out through email to all the participants. I don’t know that I would ever have discovered this lovely arrangement of Psalm 130 without you. I am so excited that they are going to try to set all the Psalms to music. I recommend “Sing” , a book by the Getty’s to everyone.

    • Susie Rowan

      Great to reconnect with you, Kay!

  32. Faith

    Such an inspiration and a reminder that we are never alone. It blesses my soul.

  33. Shanna M Fahrenkrog

    Just beautiful, Susie. Thank you for sharing!

  34. Salome Waweru

    Beautiful Psalm.

  35. Koh Fui Foong

    Thank you for sharing the gift of song on Psalm 130 at such an opportune time. Even as my family and I await the looming question of when my father’s hip correction surgery going to be or whatever is going to befall, this song has encouraged me to look into the Scriptures and wait on Him. My father is 85 years old and indeed we have encouraged him to bring his fears to the Lord.
    Thanking God for the body of believers who are praying.

  36. Michael Hinchcliffe

    What a wonderful song! As I meditated on the lyrics, as well as the verses of Psalm 130, it brought me to tears, as I cried out to God, proclaiming His glory, and thanking Him for His awesome love!

  37. Margaret Phinsa Sattasiri

    Thank you for sharing and reminding me of my resolution to sing and praise with the Psalms as a mini bible for the rest of my life after studying in-depth the PPL with BSF. It was a fantastic eye-opener for me and allowing me to focus by stepping down on all other priorities. Have mercy on me, Jesus.

  38. Deborah Wire

    Thank you. I was having a cruddy day, but all day God has been calling my name. This song was the icing on the cake of my day!

  39. LaWanda Tallman

    What a beautiful song and message. The lament to cry out to our God. Thank you, I needed this today.

  40. ‘holley’ Noon

    Listened while reading the Psalm – how wonderful

  41. Ronda Swanson

    Am sitting here worshipping from the depths. Thank you for helping to prepare us for the power about to be unleashed as we study The Acts of the Apostles. God’s Word is power. HE is our only Hope through the deep. Grateful for the tool of BSF!

  42. Toi Powell

    Thank you, Susie, for sharing this psalm/song and for the gift of songs you envision sharing. What an encouragement. I can’t wait! Blessings and prayers for all of you at HQ.

  43. Pamela S Smith

    Beautiful music – He is so very good ❤ I Will Wait for Him

  44. Rhesa Cook

    I need to know when bsf is start where it will be in austin, tx?? Can you please get that info for me ??

    • Toi Powell

      @Reesa.
      We begin the second week of September. Yay! Go to https://www.bsfinternational.org/map/ and punch in Austin. There you will find numerous classes that meet at different days and times. Pick one, e mail them, and they can send you more info. See you soon. 🙂

  45. Fred Cline

    Truly enjoyable!

    May all the Children of God realize singing His glory is an absolute must before and after worsbip.

    Maybe even having Fellowship.

    Praise God for His glory 🙏

  46. Vonimanitra

    Many thanks for sharing … It reminds me how deep is God’s LOVE … Be greatly blessed everyone ❤️❤️❤️

  47. Patti Hesse

    How wonderful and how moving is the word of God set to music! It moves the soul to worship!! Thank you for sharing and send us more!!😀

    • Peter Hess

      This is a fantastic song that touched my soul and had me in tears. I have read many of the Psalms, but put to music, the true meaning as it connects to my own life was heart wrenching. I have shunned listening to much of the spiritual music available as most are of the “rock” type and sound much the same with little meaning for me. This has echoes of the group Celtic Thunder and I love it. It is truly a song of worship; thanks.

    • Mercy

      I really needed to hear that music, what an encouraging and inspirational words and lyrics, since I got diagnose with RA last year GOD has been blessed me so much and to hear this melody it uplifts my spirit and will continue to trust Him with all my heart. Thanks for sharing Susie….

    • Holly Dumke

      This is wonderful! So scripturally sound, so full of hope and promise! A blessing!

  48. Ron Jones

    Thank you. My mom just went to be with the Lord two weeks ago. She had been coming to work with me every day for the last two years since my dad passed. It was a hard adjustment. Now I thank the Lord and am so grateful. Even in sadness there is much joy in celebrating the love of our Savior! May the Lord bless the conference this year. It has always been a source of joy and encouragement! Thank you for following the Lord’s direction.

    • Phil Immaraj

      Dear Ron, you must find it really hard! I pray that the Lord will bless you and embrace you in the warmth of His personal love. May He fulfill you and reassure you and protect you from loneliness that only He can fill with His everlasting relationship. He does not leave us, standing beside us or behind us or in front of us. He is real and He talks through the Psalms and encourages us in times just like yours. We stand with you in prayer and solidarity.

  49. Ivy Gladwell

    Am excited. I am in the process of reading the psalms again. Asante Sana. Amazing

    • Shirly Milton

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful soulful song. I felt my whole being crying out to the Lord, along with the singer” I will wait for you…” Even in the darkest valley I hold and hope and trust that God will deliver me. I’m waiting for my BSF classes in September. Waiting for the study, the questions and sharing time of The Word.

  50. Brenda Koenig

    Thank you Susie! Just what I needed to hear in this moment of life as my husband battles stage 4 cancer and there are so many unknowns. Clinging to Jesus thru it all!

    • Muthoni

      Brenda Koenig , sorry about that. The Lord knows your pain and is holding you through this season. I will keep you and him in prayer.

    • Norman Garwood

      Your unwelcome visit from Mr. C strikes a note with me. I, also, had stage IV lymphoma in 2010. Chemo got the cancer, but neuropathy is present with me until ? My wife had strokes in 2012 & 2014. Her daughter, from previous marriage, connived her mom into divorcing me in 2015. The words of a song still reverberate with and give me hope. The words of note “Through it all”. Then words of one of my favorite hymns give me hope for each day. They are “I know Whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able…”

      • Phil Immaraj

        Dear Norman – you must be devastated and struggling with your life, yet you have chosen the one thing and one person who can steady your footing in the dark mire leading you through to hope. May you be strengthened and filled with reassurances every day of your difficult life. My thoughts are for you.
        He is the light at the end of our cloudy tunnel.

  51. Ann

    Thank you for sharing. The song is beautiful! To God be the glory.

  52. Frank Kanza

    A beautiful song full of inspiring message as I wait for the Lord’s second coming. Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you God’s Blessings.

  53. Ken Benson

    Thank you, Susie, for another blog that is so powerful. The Psalms were always meant to be sung. This is so fulfilling an objective, to put all of the Psalms to music. May the Lord be with you and all in this effort.Cannot wait until BSF begins again in Little Rock (Maumelle) on the Monday follwing Labor Day.

  54. Ina Ervin

    Perfect timing. Just what I needed at the right time.

    • Joanne

      WOW what a great reminder! Verses 3-4 “Lord, if You kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But YOU, offer Forgiveness, that we might learn to fear YOU.” We don’t have to wait for the Lord to forgive — “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 Hallelujah!
      Verse 7 “We can wait and place our hope in the Lord for with HIM there is unfailing love and an overflowing supply of salvation.”

  55. Mitzi

    I love the timeless hymns of the past. This reminds me of them. Thank you for sharing.

    • Diana Steelman

      Will the fall never get here and we can resume our wonderful BSF!?! I am “Waiting for You, Lord!”

  56. Andrew Kithinji

    My First time to hear Keith and Kristyn Getty, a new playlist is being formed. Thank you for this piece. Very nice and comforting.

    • Marilyn Baker

      Thank you
      Perfect timing

  57. Mayra Rodriguez

    What a beautiful song. I’m always waiting for him. Hallelujah!!!

    • Shirly Milton

      I can’t thank you enough for sharing this beautiful meaningful song. When she sings” I will wait for you …” I feel like my soul is shouting out praises with the singer, feel the pain and trust like mine own.
      One more time and one more person….each time that God is there for me.

  58. Janine Kellough

    This is beautiful and right on time! This reminds me that our Lord and Savior was also in the deepest of struggles on the cross waiting for his father’s hand, but knowing that He had to go through it for us. My struggles are only for me to get to Him closer. Thank you for sharing and the reminder!

    • Hondho Wahyu S

      Thank you for sharing. This reminds me that we have HIM all times in our UPS and DOWNs. Crying in the depth for God is what we need. Love this hymn.

  59. Sylvia

    Love this song…but MP3 won’t download

    • Joyce Platek

      Keith and Kristen are modern hymn writers who don’t just st use repetitive phrases over and over, but fill each song with rich theology. Pastor Alistair Begg realized their giftings when he invited them to come to Parkside Church in Bainbridge, Ohio to become known in the United States.
      I was privileged to sit under his teachings and God’s blessings
      as God expanded their ministry. They are true servants of our precious Lord and Savior. Thank you for sharing their new plans for singing the Psalms.

  60. Hanta

    I’ve been waiting and surely I Will wait for u Lord! Thanks a lot for this beautiful song.

    • KATHLEEN

      Anyone else having trouble downloading the MP3?

  61. Godfrey T Chigumbura

    Refreshing to the soul , praise be to God for this blessing.

    • Robert Nida

      A beautiful and profoundly significant message for anyone suffering in the deep caverns of struggle!

  62. Lillian

    It’s such a beautiful and peaceful song..I am truly waiting for him…Thanks for sharing…

  63. Stacey Saletta

    I will wait for you , surely wait for you! Praise the Lord, praise His HOLY NAME! Thank you for sharing!

  64. Cynthia James

    Hi Suzi
    Thanks for sharing this song. I haven’t heard it before, but its so refreshing. I pray through the psalm, why not sing through them also. I’ll certainly add this to my list

    • Joyce Dzeabu

      I am bless what a wonderful song. To God be the glory.

      • Evelyn Moyo

        Thank you for this message and the song Susie! So uplifting! God bless you.

  65. Angie Maboreke

    This is such an encouraging hymn. I sing from the depths of challenging times in our country Zimbabwe. We will wait for you Lord. Though your Word and Your promises, our souls are satisfied.

    • Christine Lucas

      Awesome ! The Psalms are a rich resource! Praise Adonai.

    • Gloria Batts

      Susie,
      This blog could not have come at a more appropriate time for me. I had sat down for a cool down from my walk. As I sat, I began to meditate on the goodness of the Lord. I took out my phone and here I find this 🎁 from you. Keep walking in your anointing and calling.

  66. Jessica

    A beautiful song reminds of us in a dire state, we can still have hope in God Almighty! Amen! Praise the Lord Jesus! Hallelujah!

  67. Serah Kirega

    I will wait for you beautiful song. thank you Susie for sharing. I will surely wait for you till my soul is satisfied.

  68. Danjuma Damina

    Indeed a perfect gift, gets me thinking of how loving our God is…

  69. Linda Gatwiri

    This is such a beautiful hymn, this is the song I really needed to hear at this very moment.
    I will truly wait for Him.
    Hymns will always have a special place in my heart.

    • Valerie A. Johnson

      Love this hymn! An anointed anthem with a perfect blend of harmonious orchestral elements, soul-searching lyrics, heartfelt vocals, with resounding conclusion…. “I WILL WAIT FOR YOU (Lord) till my soul is satisfied”.

  70. Claudette Anderson

    What a beautiful songs, It was uplifting to me and really made me realize that I can cry out. I have been trying to hold my tears after the recent loss of my baby sister. I was trying to be strong for the family. Now I can let go of my tears. I am waiting on the LORD to come back for me. I know a place has already been prepared for me and I long to be with HIM. There is still work to do. I thought about my LORD how HE loves, protects, forgives over and over, true to his word and gracious to all mankind. Thank you for sharing these lovely words. I hope it will be played in BSF when we are all in the sanctuary praising and glorifying HIM.
    “I Will Wait For You” is perfect for Psalm 130.

    • Phil Immaraj

      A comforting presence in the Lord, a safe place and a waiting at the glorious human felt touch of His hand through the psalms, when we can join along in the prayer song of a real person struggling centuries back. We can say what we want, cry and scream and holler, yet God holds our hands and doesn’t let us go. Life is real, but God is in control. May you be encouraged even in the loss of your sister, and savor those times in God talking to Him about your memories for those are your own psalms. May God embrace and hold you.

  71. JULIET JESLINE

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful song with lyrics. Its a great blessing for our BSF families. Glory to God. My hope is in His word. I will wait for you; I will wait for you; on your word I will rely . Superb.May God Bless.

    • Alex Joram

      Haleluyah amen

  72. Florence Businge

    Thank you for sharing, hymn really resonates with today’s morning glory

  73. Eunice Gichuhi

    Beautiful song indeed inspiring. It lift up my spirit from a cold dully morning, it warmed up my heart to receive the day as a special gift from our Lord with thanks giving.

  74. Dan Njoroge

    The song is spiritually fulfilling

  75. Kassima Karina Finardi

    Oh what a delight for our ears , heart and soul this song … Praise the Lord !!!
    May God bless your talents more and more and thanks for sharing with us ,

  76. Paul Lou

    Beautiful song, beautiful words. I love it!

    • Gladys Hunter

      Thanks for sharing. I love Psalms.

  77. Elvia Smith

    What a good night sleep I will experience with these comforting words of the Psalms ( 130 ) in song .
    I will wait on The Lord .
    Thank you for sharing .
    September seems so far away . 🎶🎵🎼🎹

  78. Taryn Tan

    The song is beautiful and comforting. I truly enjoyed it. Thank you

    • doris

      Such deep thoughts from the heart expressed in music. It all speaks for me too.

  79. Katie Plass

    Thank you.. Meaningful words, praise and worship. Thank you.

  80. Collie Parsons

    The hymn is a blessing, and the 3 key options another HUGE blessing for those of us who cannot transpose music! Thanks so much and may the LORD be glorified over and over ~

  81. hui

    Sooooo Beautifully Written!!!

  82. johnnie hughes Hatfield

    I dearly loved the beautiful new hymn. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  83. Eloisa

    Thank You for sharing this beautiful song.The lyrics of the song were glorious. Reminds us that Jesus is coming because of his loved for us.

    • Joe Nyakundi

      What a beautiful song indeed that touches one’s soul Thanks for sharing.

  84. Cheryl Gwartney

    This touched my soul in a meaningful way. Thank you for sharing.

  85. Chrissie Smith

    Thank you so much for this song. It is just what my soul need to hear. May God bless you!

    • Michael Barham

      Some boast on chariots is a song based on Psalm 20:8 that I love. Glad to hear more.

  86. Jude Gabriel

    Thanks a ton for sharing this song. I always enjoy the Psalms – reading or singing them. Very grateful to the writers, the Gettys and the Psalmist. It’s a joy to worship the Lord from the very depths!

  87. Ashley

    Oh what a beautiful words and song, thanks for sharing Susie.

  88. Laura Landrum

    WOW! To God Be The Glory! This song is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  89. Arleen Blackstone

    I never tire of the Kristin and Keith Getty music whose concerts are magical. My heart swells with JOY.

  90. Janet Rentsch

    Susie,
    How you care for those who serve in BSF is such an example of servant leadership. Thank you so much for your courageous, sweet, strong example that we can model after. God’s blessing on you. May He continue to protect and lead you in the cause of Christ proclaiming his greatness to all nations, all peoples. How thankful I am to serve,
    Janet

  91. Janine Russell

    This ministered deeply to my soul; perfect timing for me. I love the song. Thank you.

  92. Sammie Taylor

    What a BlessingThe Psalms have always been my Encouragement when I am down & my solace that even Old Testament heroes struggled with life, BUT GOD made the difference & He still does. Blessing to you both💕

  93. Mary Anne Lattin

    These two songs, “Out of the Depths” and ” I Will Wait for You” we are singing with the Getty’s at Sing Seattle on Oct. 1. The message washes over our hearts and we worship the Lors.

  94. Lynn

    Thanks, Susan, for the reminder of the blessings of God’s word:-)

    The past couple of years I have mourned for those who have gone on ahead. At 67, I now have more family and close Christian influencers – the list is too long to share here – in heaven than on earth. I love them all. But the one I miss most, besides Daddy, is Lou, my first Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) teaching leader and spiritual mentor.

    Lou was of my parent’s generation. She was at the helm of the Women’s Evening group of BSF when a sorority sister brought me to the group shortly after my move to town in 1976. I was hooked immediately! Several years later, Lou invited me to be a discussion leader.

    Lou had sons, one my age. I became closer to her when her husband became ill and then died and several of us leaders helped with projects Lou needed or wanted done more to provide comfort than anything else. I’m not sure of the timeline today, but somewhere in those difficult days Lou stepped down from BSF leadership. In the following years, I appreciated that she would call from time to time asking how things were going for me because Lou was a prayer warrior! When Lou prayed, God answered!

    Recently, I met with others for dinner. I volunteered to try to help update contact info on fellow class of 1970 graduates for our 50th reunion in 2020. As we read through the list, then made calls in the days following, more were added to our list of 41 deceased from ten years ago. “This is depressing,” the guy in charge, a fellow believer, said.

    Then a few nights ago I had a dream. I was in what I thought was a Sunday morning church service. People, mainly men, were standing one at a time and reciting a verse or two from the Bible. Some would share a couple of sentences with their verses. I thought this was odd. Where was the pastor, the minister of music, the worship music, the sermon? Looking around, it didn’t look like either the old or the newer church. And I didn’t seen one single soul I recognized.

    Then, down the row of seats from me on the right, a woman rose. She began to share. I thought to myself, “That’s Lou!” Lou from a younger age, but the voice was the same. Joy rose in my soul briefly before I realized, “That can’t be Lou. Lou died in 2009!”

    That’s when it occurred to me that, like the Bible says, the believing dead still live. And maybe this was a glimpse of a service, just not one in any church I’d been to in the past. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Feelings of loss over those gone ahead have been replaced by anticipation for what lies ahead!

    • Phil Immaraj

      Dear Lyn, I am amazed at the vision given you for encouragement. This is a unique reminder that heaven will be a place filled with praise on our lips, as the angels sing HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, we sing our praises in word and song!! May the psalms in praise of our risen glorious king rise up even from earth as it is in heaven. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am filled with thanksgiving in awe of such a comforting gift of a dream from God who heard your heart’s silent pain and turned that loss into a joy.

  95. Avonelle

    Thx for this inspiring song, it has encouraged my heart to continue on the fiery line with Jesus, just what I needed

  96. DIANNE FOSSITT

    GLORIUS !!!! GIFT THANK YOU

  97. Danita Warmack

    Such beautiful words and melody. I sang along and my heart was filled with a great love for God and His Son Jesus.

  98. Emma Rivera

    I loved the song and His Lovely touch in my soul.

  99. Evanerda

    What a wonderful song. Very timely as I have seen God’s faithfulness in my travel. Thanks very much for sharing.

  100. Gretchen Peterson

    My husband are so touched by religious music and this song touches us even more as worry about the state of our country. It reminds us that God is in control and all we have to do is wait on Him and we know His way is best

  101. Jorja

    Beautiful! Will you have a CD of Psalms, and how would I get a copy?

    • Gladys Mapfungautsi

      Word in season. Thank you so much for sharing. All my hope is in the Lord

  102. Carol Luttah

    Thanks

  103. Kim

    What a beautiful hymn. Loved it. Thanks for sharing
    A reminder..I will wait for Him

    • Maggie Short

      God’s majesty was shining through this entire song!!
      Thank you!!!

      • Adejumoke Adeyemi

        Amen and Amen… Thank you

  104. Linda Bingham

    What a blessing to receive this song at this time as I minister to my daughter! Thank you so much! When you are within the will of God he sends you what you needs when you need it most! Beautiful song! I shall meditate on Palms 130

  105. Dr. John A. Waller

    Being a retired soloist with voice that’s taken over by allergies I truly miss being able to sing the truth of Gods word. What a joy. Blessing to the Gettys as they bring forth the Psalms Thank you for “I will wait for you” the hope that we have in Christ. Doctor John.

  106. Kathy Bos

    Marvelous song so full of meaning. Will play often. Thanks for sharing it with all of us

  107. Judy

    Psalm 130 is earmarked in my study Bible, and has been for many years. I had a season of depression about 19 years ago and this Psalm brought me much comfort and peace. I am delighted that it is now a hymn I can sing. Thank you for the link to print the sheet music! What an incredible blessing!

    • Phil Immaraj

      Praising God for your life Judy, for it is turned into a psalm!!

  108. Marie Shaffer

    Beautifully, masterfully done!! The scenery is gorgeous, also. WHERE was this filmed? So excited for more of the Psalms to be set to music, so we, NOW, can also sing our laments and praises to the Lord with HIS words!! THANK YOU!!

  109. Ulu

    There CDs is a must have. There musics elevate Christ and Him alone, deep theology in there hymns. It’s definitely not man center, but Christ focus.

  110. Julie Neil

    Thank you so much. I think this will be a beautiful way for me to finally memorize some scripture.

    • Dianna Moser

      Thank you for sharing. My daughter introduced me to the Getty’s several years ago. She gave me one of their CDs. Thank you to the Getty’s for putting this Psalm to music, it is the way I learn best.

  111. Karen Anne Coon

    Thank you so very much for this wonderful, worshipful gift.

  112. HollyMoore

    Two days ago, got the news that my cousin was diagnosed stomach cancer. This morning received a message of a Christian brother, at Inner Mongolia, China, had an accident. He is in coma. Now, opening the blog, hear this wonderful hymn, I praise The LORD! He is always in His perfect will and time. He is more than enough! He is faithful and trustworthy. My Lord and my God, thank you for being in control of the mess of your children’s life! To GOD be all the Glory! 我的 主、我的 神,除 祢以外,没有拯救。赞美、感谢 祢!

    • Jean

      How beautiful!! And comforting… thank you for sharing your gifts..

      • Lola Ohia

        Thanks for sharing. Quite inspiring and soul-lifting!

    • Phil Immaraj

      Dear Holly,
      His praise fills the church on earth as in heaven and I know that life is a huge challenge with illnesses that beset those we know. As you struggle, expressing our pain to God is natural and releasing, yet uplifting because he raises our hearts up and lifts us up and carries us. What immense strength in the hands of God that holds us and reassures us. May HE fill you with peace and may the brother in China be raised up and may he live to glory in God. His life is precious.
      May your cousin with cancer, be seated around the table of communion of members in remembrance of the LORD’s supper as he offers the broken bread of His life and the wine signifying the painful sacrifice of blood that cleanses us, wash and heal him. Praying for you all.

  113. Cyd

    Thank you! Uplifting and moving!

  114. Deanna

    So so good. Thank you for this post and the music.

  115. Edwina

    Oh Praise His Holy Name

  116. Becky Allen

    I’m familiar with the Getty’s, but I’ve never heard this. It’s beautiful.
    Hoping to hear it more widespread!

    Loved the video.

  117. Jeanne Ledbetter

    A beautiful song….needs to be sung often. I shall listen often.

    • Jackie Traina

      So beautiful! I love hymns. This came at a God appointed time for me. God is so good. He knows exactly what we need. He is always on time. Thank you for sharing and using your gift to bless others and glorify the Lord.

  118. Tracey Haire

    By “ GOD co- incident “ a good friend bought me this cd of their psalms for my birthday today. Just after listening to this song I cannot wait to listen to the complete cd. Beautiful.

  119. Donna Watson

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    • Carmen Crawford

      Wow! Just posted this to my fb site… as a musician and pianist for our BSF group as well as a BSF member these past 15+ years, I have been thankful to BSF for innumerable things over the years, and now I can add leadership in great music to the list🎶. Having been to the Getty’s SInG worship conference as a representative for my church these past 2 years, I had the privilege of being in the congregation as the Getty’s led us in this song last year during our theme of worshipping from the Psalms. Thank you for the wonderful memories, as well as for helping to promote this great new music chock full of ‘old’ (ie Biblically rich, sound) truth – so needed in our church today👍🎼!!

  120. Bev Boyd

    Beautiful

  121. Esther M. Still

    What a wonderful project that will bless so many!

    • Irene

      What a timely word. Very encouraging. God uses different ways to remind us of His faithfulness.
      Thank you

  122. Dorothy

    “This is indeed a masterful Psalm of lament – a healthy outlet of faith and expression that we often lack in our worship. Plainly stated, our worship experiences often leave out the biblical, healthy act of lament. We have lost the sacred invitation to cry out from the depths. ”
    “Lament”, a word we seldom hear, but a gentle way to express what we feel in our age of anger, conflict and lack of kindness.
    I love the sweet, peaceful music and will reread Psalms with a listening ear.
    “……new project meant to reinvigorate the congregational act of singing the Psalms” and I applaud your new project, to sing the Psalms……Yeah!

  123. Olufunke Bamikole

    So refreshing. Indeed music refreshes, enlivens, heals,rejuvenates and lightens up the heart. Thank you so much for sharing this music. I will surely wait for the till my soul is satisfied.

  124. Melva Walser

    What a blessing to hear such a beautiful song to God. This is definitely one I will add to my favorites list. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  125. Florence Essel

    I have enjoyed the song. Thank you for sharing.

  126. Colleen

    I truly was encouraged to continue to wait trusting in the Lord to carry me through!

  127. Brenda Lewis

    Thank you for sending us this song that touched my heart.

  128. Bonnie Wright

    What a gracious gift of music!!! While I listened to this song I was tearfully thankful, but yet filled with awe as I reflected on our total dependency on God in all things including struggles.

  129. Bruce Baumann

    A beautiful song that all ages, 20s-80s, should appreciate, which is perfect for BSF.

    • Dottie Chamberlain

      A great song for our BSF ladies.

    • Coleen CourterSheets

      Thank you Susie for your continual encouragement and leadership for all of us!

      My eyes have welled up in tears just reading through all the comments in just the first day you’ve posted this beautiful new hymn.

      How grateful I am for God’s promises as he leads us through the difficulties in our lives encouraging us to cry out to Him as Psalm 130 does, and then refines us in the process as we depend on and hope in Him.

      “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
      ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:2‬ ‭
      He is always with us through it all! Thank you Jesus!

  130. Betty Jean Drayton

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. It is a blessing.

  131. Cathy Moores

    Praise God for such a beautiful message from His teaching in Psalm. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Thank you so much for sharing this song with all of us.

  132. Ann Norford

    Thank you. This is beautiful – sending it to our worship teams in my place of worship. They have asked me to send them hymns we would like to sing. I remember when ‘The Law of the Lord is Perfect’ was sung in the 80s and much Scripture put to music. As we see biblical truth (inerrancy of the Scriptures) challenged even in Christian circles, we can still sing out the Truth of Scripture. Praying and expecting God to empower us through His Truth.

  133. Georgia Pearson

    Wow 😯 thank you for sharing this amazing song ! I will look for their CD 💿 ! It made my day 🥰

    • Judy

      The timing of this post was indeed divine timing. Having just finishing studying about Leah who had finally praised the Lord after giving birth to Judah, I was reflecting on a song to cry out to God in prayer. Thank you for this inspiring song! It has been a beautiful crescendo to my afternoon of study!

      • Dickson Asamoah-Owusu

        Beautiful and meaningful song. Expresses the reality of life and who we can always turn to. God is a good father. Thanks for sharing this. God bless you.

    • Mark Noakes

      A beautiful song and a perfect gift for a customer whose adult daughter’s actions grieve the whole family. I’m sure he would welcome your faithful prayers for his daughter, Nicole.

      I appreciate your including the words to the song

      • Carlyn

        Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful, heartfelt God inspired song.

      • Phil Immaraj

        Praying for Nicole and for you to continue to minister to people in challenging situations.

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