Sermon delivered at The Riverside Church Space for Grace service on July 1.

Text:

Psalm 130

   Evelyn Williams (1929-2012), Couple Reaching Up (1981). Painted relief. Private Collection. The Bridgeman Art Library.

Evelyn Williams (1929-2012), Couple Reaching Up (1981). Painted relief. Private Collection. The Bridgeman Art Library.

A Song of Ascents.
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. 
   Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
   to the voice of my supplications! 


If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
   Lord, who could stand? 
But there is forgiveness with you,
   so that you may be revered. 


I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
   and in his word I hope; 
my soul waits for the Lord
   more than those who watch for the morning,
   more than those who watch for the morning. 


O Israel, hope in the Lord!
   For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
   and with him is great power to redeem. 
It is he who will redeem Israel
   from all its iniquities.