We know we’re guilty. We’ve lived bad lives—
but do something, GOD. Do it for your sake!
Time and time again we’ve betrayed you.
No doubt about it—we’ve sinned against you.
Hope of Israel! Our only hope!
Israel’s last chance in this trouble!
Why are you acting like a tourist,
taking in the sights, here today and gone tomorrow?
Why do you just stand there and stare,
like someone who doesn’t know what to do in a crisis?
But GOD, you are, in fact, here, here with us!
You know who we are—you named us!
Don’t leave us in the lurch.