15The joy of our hearts has ceased;our dancing has been turned to mourning. 16The crown has fallen from our head;woe to us, for we have sinned! 17For this our heart has become sick,for these things our eyes have grown dim, 18for Mount Zion which lies desolate;jackals prowl over it. 19But you, O Lord, reign forever;your throne endures to all generations.
20Why do you forget us forever,why do you forsake us for so many days? 21Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored!Renew our days as of old-- 22unless you have utterly rejected us,and you remain exceedingly angry with us.
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