64 Oh, that You would 1rend the heavens!
That You would come down!
That the mountains might shake at Your apresence—
As fire causes water to boil—
To make Your name known to Your adversaries,
That the nations may tremble at Your presence!
3 When bYou did awesome things for which we did not look,
You came down,
The mountains shook at Your presence.
cMen have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
Who remembers You in Your ways.
You are indeed angry, for we have sinned—
dIn these ways we continue;
And we need to be saved.
We all ffade as a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind,
Have taken us away.
Who stirs himself up to take hold of You;
For You have hidden Your face from us,
And have 3consumed us because of our iniquities.
You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our gpotter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.
Nor remember iniquity forever;
Indeed, please look—we all are Your people!
Zion is a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and beautiful 4temple,
Where our fathers praised You,
Is burned up with fire;
12 iWill You restrain Yourself because of these things, O Lord?
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