Lamentations 5

 1 Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us. Consider and look kindly upon our disgrace 2 Our inheritance has been turned over to foreigners; our houses to outsiders 3 We have become orphans without a father; our mothers are like widows 4 We paid for our drinking water. We acquired our wood for a price 5 We were dragged by our necks. Being weary, no rest was given to us 6 We have given our hand to Egypt and to the Assyrians, so that we may be satisfied with bread 7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not. And we have carried their iniquities 8 Servants have become rulers over us. There was no one to redeem us from their hand 9 We obtained our bread at the risk of our lives, before the face of the sword, in the wilderness 10 Our skin was burned, as if by an oven, before the face of the tempest of the famine 11 They humiliated the women in Zion and the virgins in the cities of Judah 12 The leaders were suspended by their hand. They were not ashamed before the faces of the elders 13 They have sexually abused the adolescents, and the children were corrupted in the wood 14 The elders have ceased from the gates, the youths from the choir of the psalms 15 The gladness of our heart has failed, our singing has been turned into mourning 16 The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned 17 Because of this, our heart became gloomy; for this reason, our eyes have been darkened 18 because of mount Zion, because it was ruined. Foxes have wandered upon it 19 But you, O Lord, shall remain for eternity, your throne from generation to generation 20 Why would you forget us forever? Why would you forsake us for a long time 21 Convert us, O Lord, to you, and we shall be converted. Renew our days, as from the beginning 22 But you have utterly rejected us; you are vehemently angry against us