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Do not hide your face from me – Psalm 102

For my days pass away like smoke,
    and my bones burn like a furnace.
My heart is struck down like grass and has withered;
    I forget to eat my bread.
Because of my loud groaning
    my bones cling to my flesh.

I lie awake;
    I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop.

10 because of your indignation and anger;
    for you have taken me up and thrown me down.

16 For the Lord builds up Zion;
    he appears in his glory;
17 he regards the prayer of the destitute
    and does not despise their prayer.

20 to hear the groans of the prisoners,
    to set free those who were doomed to die,

27     but you are the same, and your years have no end.