A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.
Lamentations 5:1 Call to remebraunce (O LORDE) what we haue suffred, cosidre and se oure cofucion. Lamentations 5:2 Oure enheritaunce is turned to the straungers, & oure houses to the aleauntes. Lamentations 5:3 We are become carefull and fatherlesse, and oure mothers are as the wydowes. Lamentations 5:4 We are fayne to drynke oure owne water for moneye, and oure owne wod must we bye with moneye. Lamentations 5:5 Oure neckes are vnder persecucion, we are weery, and haue no rest. Lamentations 5:6 Afore tyme we yelded oure selues to the Egipcians, and now to the Assirians, only that we might haue bred ynough. Lamentations 5:7 Oure fathers (which now are gone) haue synned, & we must beare their wickednesse. Lamentations 5:8 Seruauntes haue the rule of vs, and no man delyuereth vs out of their hodes. Lamentations 5:9 We must get or lyuynge with the parell of oure lyues, because of the drouth of the wildernesse. Lamentations 5:10 Oure skynne is as it had bene brent in an ouen, for very sore honger. Lamentations 5:11 The wyues are raueshed in Sion, & the maydens in the cities of Iuda. Lamentations 5:12 The prynces are hanged vp with the honde of the enemies, they haue not spared the olde sage men, Lamentations 5:13 they haue taken yonge mens lyues from them, and the boyes are hanged vp vpon trees. Lamentations 5:14 The elders syt no more vnder the gates, and the yonge men vse nomore playenge of Musick. Lamentations 5:15 The ioye of oure herte is gone, oure mery quere is turned in to mourninge. Lamentations 5:16 The garlande of oure heade is fallen: alas, that euer we synned so sore. Lamentations 5:17 Therfore oure hert is full of heuynesse, & oure eyes dymme: Lamentations 5:18 because of ye hill of Sion that is destroyed, In so moch, that the foxes runne vpon it. Lamentations 5:19 But thou (O LORDE) that remaynest for euermore, and thy seate worlde with out ende: Lamentations 5:20 Wherfore wilt thou still forget vs, and forsake vs so longe? Lamentations 5:21 O LORDE: Turne thou vs vnto the, & so shal we be turned. Renue or daies as in olde tyme, Lamentations 5:22 for thou hast now banished vs longe ynough, and bene sore displeased at vs.