My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? 1 I have cried desperately for help, but still it does not come.
During the day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer; I call at night, but get no rest.
But you are enthroned as the Holy One, the one whom Israel praises.
Our ancestors put their trust in you; they trusted you, and you saved them.
They called to you and escaped from danger; they trusted you and were not disappointed.
But I am no longer a human being; I am a worm, despised and scorned by everyone!