From Lamentations 5

Remember, O Lord, your people in their sorrow:
look, and see our disgrace.

Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning:
we are no longer proud -
the crown has fallen from our head
- for we have sinned.

Yet you, O Lord, reign for ever, your throne endures to every generation:
do not forget us now,
do not forsake us -
forgive us, restore us and renew us;
through our redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.