You come to the help of those who gladly do right,(A)
    who remember your ways.
But when we continued to sin against them,
    you were angry.(B)
    How then can we be saved?
All of us have become like one who is unclean,(C)
    and all our righteous(D) acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,(E)
    and like the wind our sins sweep us away.(F)
No one(G) calls on your name(H)
    or strives to lay hold of you;
for you have hidden(I) your face from us
    and have given us over(J) to[a] our sins.

Yet you, Lord, are our Father.(K)
    We are the clay, you are the potter;(L)
    we are all the work of your hand.(M)
Do not be angry(N) beyond measure, Lord;
    do not remember our sins(O) forever.
Oh, look on us, we pray,
    for we are all your people.(P)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 64:7 Septuagint, Syriac and Targum; Hebrew have made us melt because of