Ankeny UCC Reads Lamentations 3/30/15

We held out a hand to Egypt

and to Assyria, to get sufficient food.

Our fathers have sinned and are gone,

but we are burdened

with their iniquities.

Slaves rule over us;

there is no one to rescue us

from their power.

We get our bread at the risk of our lives

because of the desert heat.

10 Our skin is as hot as an oven

because of the burning heat of famine.