Oh, that you would rend the heavensc and come down,d
that the mountainse would tremble before you!
2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze
and causes water to boil,
come down to make your namef known to your enemies
and cause the nations to quakeg before you!
3 For when you did awesomeh things that we did not expect,
you came down, and the mountains trembledi before you.
4 Since ancient times no one has heard,
no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,j
who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.k
5 You come to the help of those who gladly do right,l
who remember your ways.
But when we continued to sin against them,
you were angry.m
How then can we be saved?
6 All of us have become like one who is unclean,n
and all our righteouso acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,p
and like the wind our sins sweep us away.q
or strives to lay hold of you;
for you have hiddent your face from us
and have given us overu tob our sins.
8 Yet you, Lord, are our Father.v
We are the clay, you are the potter;w
we are all the work of your hand.x
9 Do not be angryy beyond measure, Lord;
do not remember our sinsz forever.
Oh, look on us, we pray,
for we are all your people.a
Septuagint, Syriac and Targum; Hebrew have made us melt because of