My deep misery calls to your deep mercy
My deep transgression calls to your deep grace
Deeper is your mercy compared to my misery
Let your depths swallow up mine
May your deep mercy drink up my deep misery.
after Girolamo Savanarola, 1452 – 1498, Italian Dominican friar & reformer
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.
My soul is cast down within me;
therefore I remember you
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,
from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
at the roar of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and your waves
have gone over me.
By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.