In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel1 of his presence2 saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed3 them; he lifted them up and carried4 them all the days of old.510
Yet they rebelled6 and grieved his Holy Spirit.7 So he turned and became their enemy8 and he himself fought9 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,10 with the shepherd of his flock?11 Where is he who set his Holy Spirit12 among them,
who sent his glorious arm13 of power to be at Moses' right hand, who divided the waters14 before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown,1513
who led16 them through the depths?17 Like a horse in open country, they did not stumble;1814
like cattle that go down to the plain, they were given rest19 by the Spirit of the LORD. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name.
Look down from heaven20 and see from your lofty throne,21 holy and glorious. Where are your zeal22 and your might? Your tenderness and compassion23 are withheld24 from us.
But you are our Father,25 though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge26 us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer27 from of old is your name.
Why, O LORD, do you make us wander28 from your ways and harden our hearts29 so we do not revere30 you? Return31 for the sake of your servants, the tribes that are your inheritance.3218
For a little while33 your people possessed your holy place, but now our enemies have trampled34 down your sanctuary.3519
We are yours from of old; but you have not ruled over them, they have not been called by your name.b36