De Profundis, a prayer for the departed

Among the many prayers for the departed that you can recite, Psalm 130 - known under its Latin name as De Profundis - is often said at a funeral. It is a beautiful text from the Scriptures that describes God’s powerful mercy and that allows you to ask the Lord to forgive the sins of the departed, so they may be saved. Discover the English and Latin versions of the De Profundis.

Psalm 130: A Song of Ascent

“Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, 
Lord, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.

I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.”

De Profundis in Latin

« De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine;
Domine, exaudi vocem meam.
Fiant aures tuae intendentes
in vocem deprecationis meae.
Si iniquitates observaveris, Domine,
Domine, quis sustinebit ?
Quia apud te propitiatio est,
ut timeamus te.
Sustinui te, Domine,
sustinuit anima mea in verbo eius;
speravit anima mea in Domino
magis quam custodes auroram.
Magis quam custodes auroram
speret Israel in Domino,
quia apud Dominum misericordia,
et copiosa apud eum redemptio.
Et ipse redimet Israel
ex omnibus iniquitatibus eius. »

Learn other beautiful Christian prayers in Latin.

Pray to the Divine Mercy of Christ on Hozana

Hozana is a social network designed to help you practice daily prayer by offering you to join a wide variety of prayer communities. You can join a novena to the Divine Mercy of Christ to entrust to Him the souls of the departed. Join a program to pray for the Holy Souls in purgatory, and more!