Out of the Depths

3. Out of the Depths

Written by Rachel Wilhelm

Out of the depths, of the depths, of the depths

Out of the depths, of the depths, of the depths I cry to You
I cry to You

I wait for You, wait for You, wait for You

I wait for You, wait for You, wait for You My soul does wait
My soul does wait

We are lost, we are lost, we are lost
In this wilderness, wilderness, wilderness Redeem us, redeem us, redeem us, redeem us

In 2010, right before two family deaths, I was going thorough a huge bout of depression. I had been hurt in various ways and I refused to go to church for about 6 months. My husband was incredibly supportive, and I remember how we used to take walks in the Wilderness Battlefield, side by side, in the sweltering Virginia heat. We talked and talked about how to get out of our situation. Things seemed hopeless. Those were the days I learned how to lament. This song came out from reading Psalm 130. The only words that could come out were in pieces, just like I was in pieces.