This Sunday we introduce a new/old song, From the Depths of Woe. It’s a new song for our church, but not a new song to the world since it was written by Luther in the 16th century. Based on Ps. 130, this hymn is brutally honest with our true anthropology. It sings of our weakness, our secret sin, and our deepest need for mercy and absolution. It tells us that even when we’re at our best, it’s never good enough (“Our works, alas! Are all in vain; | In much the best life faileth.” v.2).
Some would ask why sing such a depressing song? (more…)