From the Depths of Woe – John Boruff

Cover of Martin Luther’s version.
Psalm 130:1-4
G# = one fret up from G
Cp – power chord on 3rd fret
F# = power chord on 2nd fret


  Cp                                      G#          Cp
From the depths of woe I cry to Thee 
      C(top4)            G  Em
In trial and tribulation; 
            Cp                            G#        Cp
Bend down Thy gracious ear to me 
           C(top4)              G  Em
Lord, hear my supplication; 
      G      C                      D        A
If Thou rememberest every sin, 
  C      F#               D              A   G
Who then could Heaven ever win,
C(top4)                   G   E
Or stand before Thy presence?


         Cp                       G#       Cp
Thy love and grace alone avail
      C(top4)           G  Em
To blot out my transgression
            Cp                     G#                Cp
The best and holiest deeds must fail
      C(top4)                    G      Em
To break sin’s dread oppression
      G              C                D             A
Before Thee none can boasting stand, 
  C      F#         D              A        G
But all must fear Thy strict demand,
C(top4)             G   E
And live alone by mercy


About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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