Rescue me from my rebellion. Do not let fools mock me.
I am silent before you; I won’t say a word, for my punishment is from you.
But please stop striking me! I am exhausted by the blows from your hand.
When you discipline us for our sins, you consume like a moth what is precious to us. Each of us is but a breath. Interlude
Hear my prayer, O ! Listen to my cries for help! Don’t ignore my tears. For I am your guest— a traveler passing through, as my ancestors were before me.
Leave me alone so I can smile again before I am gone and exist no more.