1 Oh, that You would rend the heavens and acome down, That the mountains might bquake at Your presence-- 2 As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil-- To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the anations may tremble at Your presence! 3 When You did aawesome things which we did not expect, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence. 4 For from days of old athey have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one who bwaits for Him. 5 You ameet him who rejoices in bdoing righteousness, Who cremembers You in Your ways. Behold, dYou were angry, for we sinned, We continued in them a long time; And shall we be saved? 6 For all of us have become like one who is aunclean, And all our brighteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us cwither like a leaf, And our diniquities, like the wind, take us away. 7 There is ano one who calls on Your name, Who arouses himself to take hold of You; For You have bhidden Your face from us And have delivered us into the power of our iniquities. 8 But now, O Lord, aYou are our Father, We are the bclay, and You our potter; And all of us are the cwork of Your hand. 9 Do not be aangry beyond measure, O Lord, bNor remember iniquity forever; Behold, look now, all of us are cYour people. 10 Your aholy cities have become a bwilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. 11 Our holy and beautiful ahouse, Where our fathers praised You, Has been burned by fire; And ball our precious things have become a ruin. 12 Will You arestrain Yourself at these things, O Lord? Will You keep silent and afflict us beyond measure?