Although our iniquities answer against us,
O Yahweh, act for Your name’s sake!
Truly our acts of faithlessness have been many;
We have sinned against You. 8
O Hope of Israel,
Its Savior in time of distress,
Why are You like a sojourner in the land
Or like a traveler who has pitched his tent to lodge for the night? 9
Why are You like a man confused,
Like a mighty man who cannot save?
Yet You are in our midst, O Yahweh,
And we are called by Your name;
Do not leave us!”