Its title—the first two words of Psalms 130, part of the Roman Catholic funeral service—was supplied by Wilde's friend and literary executor Robert Ross. 'De Profundis' is Latin for 'from the depths'; it comes from the first line of Psalm 130 of the penitential Psalms: 'Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord'. Films. De Profundis (film) , an animated film by Miguelanxo Prado De Profundis, a 1990 Italian film directed by Luigi Cozzi, whose title was later changed to The Black Cat; the German title of the 1919 film Out of the Depths; Music.
The sixth penitential psalm. O ut of the depths I have cried unto Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.