Alleluia, alleluia. V. From thedepths I have cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my prayer.Alleluia.
Verse 1. Canticle. David might compose it after his sin, though it might suit the captives, and all sinners, as well as the souls in purgatory. Bert. — It has long been recited in their behalf. W. — Depths of the prison of expiation, or from this vale of misery, (Bert.) captivity, (C.) and from the bottom of my heart. S. Chrys.