The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Chapter 64

The people of the Lord pray for the Second Coming and for the salvation that will then be theirs.

 Oh that thou wouldest arend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the bmountains might flow down at thy cpresence,

 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may atremble at thy presence!

 When thou didst aterrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the bmountains flowed down at thy presence.

 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the aeye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath bprepared for him that waiteth for him.

 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

 But we are all as an aunclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as bfilthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy aface from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

 But now, O Lord, thou art our afather; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the bwork of thy hand.

 ¶Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy apeople.

 10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

 11 Our holy and our abeautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is bburned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid cwaste.

 12 Wilt thou arefrain thyself for these things, O Lord? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?