1To the Overseer. --`On the Lilies.' A testimony of Asaph. --A Psalm. Shepherd of Israel, give ear, Leading Joseph as a flock, Inhabiting the cherubs--shine forth,
2Before Ephraim, and Benjamin, and Manasseh, Wake up Thy might, and come for our salvation.
3O God, cause us to turn back, And cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved.
4Jehovah, God of Hosts, till when? Thou hast burned against the prayer of Thy people.
5Thou hast caused them to eat bread of tears, And causest them to drink With tears a third time.
6Thou makest us a strife to our neighbours, And our enemies mock at it.
7God of Hosts, turn us back, And cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved.
8A vine out of Egypt Thou dost bring, Thou dost cast out nations, and plantest it.
9Thou hast looked before it, and dost root it, And it filleth the land,
10Covered have been hills [with] its shadow, And its boughs [are] cedars of God.
11It sendeth forth its branches unto the sea, And unto the river its sucklings.
12Why hast Thou broken down its hedges, And all passing by the way have plucked it?
13A boar out of the forest doth waste it, And a wild beast of the fields consumeth it.
14God of Hosts, turn back, we beseech Thee, Look from heaven, and see, and inspect this vine,
15And the root that Thy right hand planted, And the branch Thou madest strong for Thee,
16Burnt with fire--cut down, From the rebuke of Thy face they perish.
17Let Thy hand be on the man of Thy right hand, On the son of man Thou hast strengthened for Thyself.
18And we do not go back from Thee, Thou dost revive us, and in Thy name we call.
19O Jehovah, God of Hosts, turn us back, Cause Thy face to shine, and we are saved!