Psalm 130

During the time between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, it is traditional to say Psalm 130 each morning and let its words guide and inspire our teshuvah—our turning toward love and forgiveness. 

 

A Song of Ascents:

Out of the depths I call to you, Infinite One.

Please, listen to my voice.

Please, hear my pleas as I humble myself.

If we were only our misdeeds, who could possibly stand?

For with You, Source of All, is forgiveness.

We are in awe.

I place my hope in the Unfolding Mystery.

My entire being hopes.

I wait with openness and hope for the Divine Presence.

My soul yearns for the Presence 

Among all those who yearn for the dawn.

 

Among all those who yearn for the dawn.

Let us wait and hope for the One,

For with the One is great love and redemption.

The One will free us of all our wrongdoings.

 

Let us look toward to all that will be with hope.

-- Translation by Rabbi Yael Levy