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From deepest woe I cry to Thee

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (02/26/15)
Composer: Luther, Martin
Sample Producer: Voxus Virtual Organs
Sample Set: 1738 Christian Müller - Haarlem (Wet)
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Hymn
This is my 9th entry in the Lenten-Hymn-of-the-Day Project.

It is GREAT to see SO many people uploading hymns! THANK YOU!!!

Today's hymn has words and music by Martin Luther (1483-1546). The fine translation, even though "altered" is by Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878).

The tune, "Aus tiefe Not" was harmonized by Johann Herman Schein (1586-1630).

This performance is something of a "demo" as the only stops used, other than foundations 16' & 8' in the Pedaal, are the 3 trumpets of the 3 divisions.

In the first verse, we hear the Schalmey of the Bovenwerk. in the second, we hear the Trompet of the Rugwerk, and in the final verse we hear the Trompet of the Hoofdwerk.

The 8' Prinzipal of each division is also drawn with the reed stop. Which one do you like best? I think the Schalmey is quite "English" with it's smooth sound... ;-)

From deepest woe 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 every sin,
If nought but just reward will win,
Could we 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 boaast themselves of aught,
But must confess Thy grace hath wrought
Whate'er in them 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.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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