Restore Us, Revive Us
1For the music director, on “Lilies,” a testimony: a psalm of Asaph.
2Give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cheruvim, shine forth!
3Before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your might, and come to save us.
4O God, restore us, make Your face shine, and we will be saved.
5Adonai-Tzva’ot, how long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
6You have fed them the bread of tears and made them drink a measure of tears.
7You make us a contention to our neighbors, and our enemies mock as they please.
8Elohei-Tzva’ot, restore us, and make Your face shine, and we will be saved.
9You pulled out a vine from Egypt. You drove out nations and planted it.
10You cleared a place for it, and it took deep root and filled the land.
11The mountains were covered by its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.
12It sent out its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the river.
13Why have You broken down its fences, so all who pass by the way pick its fruit?
14A boar from the forest ravages it, whatever moves in the field feeds on it.
15Elohei-Tzva’ot, please return! Look down from heaven and see! Now take care of this vine—
16the shoot Your right hand planted— the son You strengthened for Yourself.
17It is burned with fire, it is cut down. They perish from the rebuke of Your face.
18Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand—the son of man You made strong for Yourself.
19Then we will not turn away from You. Revive us, and we will call on Your Name.
20Adonai Elohei-Tzva’ot, restore us. Make Your face shine, and we will be saved.