Leader: O Lord, hear our cry.
Children: The bottom has fallen out of our world.
All: Out of the depths we cry to you,
From a seas of troubles, we call your name.
Leader: If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins
None of us could stand before you.
Children: But we know that you forgive us.
All. O Lord, we long for you with all that we are
And we put our hope in your word alone.
We wait for you more than watchmen wait for the morning,
For you are unfailing love, and full redemption.