1as wax melts before the fire; and fire shall burn up the enemies, and thy name shall be manifest among the adversaries: at thy presence the nations shall be troubled,
2whenever thou shalt work gloriously; trembling from thee shall take hold upon the mountains.
3From of old we have not heard, neither have our eyes seen a God beside thee, and thy works which thou wilt perform to them that wait for mercy.
4For these blessings shall happen to them that work righteousness, and they shall remember thy ways: behold, thou wast angry and we have sinned; therefore we have erred,
5and we are all become as unclean, and all our righteousness as a filthy rag: and we have fallen as leaves because of our iniquities; thus the wind shall carry us away.
6And there is none that calls upon thy name, or that remembers to take hold on thee: for thou hast turned thy face away from us, and hast delivered us up because of our sins.
7And now, O Lord, thou art our Father, and we are clay, all of us the work of thy hands.
8Be not very wroth with us, and remember not our sins forever; but now look on us, for we are all thy people.
9The city of thy holiness has become desolate, Zion has become as a wilderness, Jerusalem a curse.
10The house, our sanctuary, and the glory which our fathers blessed, has been burned with fire: and all our glorious things have gone to ruin.
11And for all these things thou, O Lord, hast withholden thyself, and been silent, and hast brought us very low.