24 Awake! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Rise up! Do not reject us forever!
25 Why do you hide your face; why forget our pain and misery?
26 We are bowed down to the ground; our bodies are pressed to the earth.
27 Rise up, help us! Redeem us as your love demands. (NAB)
The heat is intense, and the blowing wind makes it like a furnace.
Fires burn at will.
Where are You O Lord?
Wake us from our slumber that we might turn to You.
Bless our land with your heavenly rains.
That we might give You thanks and praise.