R.) O Lord, remember me out of the love you have for your people.
They failed to destroy the peoples as the Lord had given command, but instead they mingled with the nations and learned to act like them. (R.)
They worshipped the idols of the nations and these became a snare to entrap them. They even offered their own sons and their daughters in sacrifice to demons. (R.)
So they defiled themselves by their deeds and broke their marriage bond with the Lord till his anger blazed against his people: he was filled with horror at his chosen ones. (R.)
Time after time he rescued them, but in their malice they dared to defy him. In spite of this he paid heed to their distress, so often as he heard their cry. (R.)