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Remember, O Lorde, what is come vpon vs: consider, and behold our reproche.
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Our inheritance is turned to the strangers, our houses to the aliants.
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We are fatherles, euen without father, and our mothers are as widowes.
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Wee haue drunke our water for money, and our wood is solde vnto vs.
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Our neckes are vnder persecution: we are wearie, and haue no rest.
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We haue giuen our handes to the Egyptians, and to Asshur, to be satisfied with bread.
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Our fathers haue sinned, and are not, and we haue borne their iniquities.
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Seruants haue ruled ouer vs, none would deliuer vs out of their hands.
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Wee gate our bread with the perill of our liues, because of the sword of the wildernesse.
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Our skinne was blacke like as an ouen because of the terrible famine.
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They defiled the women in Zion, and the maydes in the cities of Iudah.
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The princes are hanged vp by their hande: the faces of the elders were not had in honour.
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They tooke the yong men to grinde, and the children fell vnder the wood.
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The Elders haue ceased from the gate and the yong men from their songs.
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The ioy of our heart is gone, our daunce is turned into mourning.
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The crowne of our head is fallen: wo nowe vnto vs, that we haue sinned.
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Therefore our heart is heauy for these things, our eyes are dimme,
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Because of the mountaine of Zion which is desolate: the foxes runne vpon it.
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But thou, O Lord, remainest for euer: thy throne is from generation to generation.
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Wherefore doest thou forget vs for euer, and forsake vs so long time?
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Turne thou vs vnto thee, O Lord, and we shalbe turned: renue our dayes as of olde.
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But thou hast vtterly reiected vs: thou art exceedingly angry against vs.