64 pOh that you would rend the heavens and come down,
qthat the mountains might quake at your presence—
2 1 as when fire kindles brushwood
rto make your name known to your adversaries,
3 sWhen you did awesome things that we did not look for,
4 tFrom of old no one has heard
uno eye has seen a God besides you,
in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved?2
6 vWe have all become like one who is unclean,
wWe all fade like a leaf,
7 xThere is no one who calls upon your name,
and have made us melt in3 the hand of our iniquities.
8 yBut now, O Lord, you are our Father;
zwe are the clay, and you are our potter;
awe are all the work of your hand.
9 bBe not so terribly angry, O Lord,
cand remember not iniquity forever.
10 dYour holy cities have become a wilderness;
12 fWill you restrain yourself at these things, O Lord?