I am preaching Psalm 130 this Sunday morning at Howick Baptist Church.
This Psalm was a part of the evening vesper service which John Wesley attended on the day he claims as the day of his conversion.
This Psalm has been put to music so many times throughout history it would be very difficult to list them all. (See a sampling here.)
Probably the most familiar words sung though are the words of Martin Luther’s “From the Depths of Woe I Raise to Thee”. Many would suggest this Psalm was Luther’s favourite.
[This] is a version of Psalm cxxx, which Luther called a Pauline Psalm, and greatly loved. He took special pains with his version. It was sung on May 9, 1525, at the funeral of Friedrich the Wise, in the Court Church at Wittenberg. The people of Halle sang it with tears in their eyes as the great Reformer’s coffin passed through their city on the way to the grave at Wittenberg. It is woven into the religious life of Germany.
In 1530, during the Diet of Augsburg, Luther’s heart was often sore troubled, but he would say, ‘Come, let us defy the devil and praise God by singing a hymn.’ Then he would begin, ‘Out of the depths I cry to Thee.’ It was sung at his funeral.
Telford, p. 307
Recently Indelible Grace has released a newer version.
Sons of Korah have also written a version of Psalm 130:
Sovereign Grace Music also has a very helpful version of Psalm 130