"If only you would hide me in the grave1 and conceal me till your anger has passed!2 If only you would set me a time and then remember3 me!4
If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service5 I will wait for my renewal6 to come.
You will call and I will answer you;7 you will long for the creature your hands have made.8
Surely then you will count my steps9 but not keep track of my sin.10
My offenses will be sealed11 up in a bag;12 you will cover over my sin.13
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