Yet they rebelled1 and grieved his Holy Spirit.2 So he turned and became their enemy3 and he himself fought4 against them.
Then his people recalleda the days of old, the days of Moses and his people-- where is he who brought them through the sea,5 with the shepherd of his flock?6 Where is he who set his Holy Spirit7 among them,
who sent his glorious arm8 of power to be at Moses' right hand, who divided the waters9 before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown,1013
who led11 them through the depths?12 Like a horse in open country, they did not stumble;1314
like cattle that go down to the plain, they were given rest14 by the Spirit of the LORD. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name.
Look down from heaven15 and see from your lofty throne,16 holy and glorious. Where are your zeal17 and your might? Your tenderness and compassion18 are withheld19 from us.
But you are our Father,20 though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge21 us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer22 from of old is your name.
Why, O LORD, do you make us wander23 from your ways and harden our hearts24 so we do not revere25 you? Return26 for the sake of your servants, the tribes that are your inheritance.2718
For a little while28 your people possessed your holy place, but now our enemies have trampled29 down your sanctuary.3019
We are yours from of old; but you have not ruled over them, they have not been called by your name.b31