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For the director of music. A psalm of Asaph to the tune of "The Lilies of the Covenant."
1Shepherd of Israel, hear us.
You lead the people of Joseph like a flock.
You sit on your throne between the cherubim.
Show your glory
2to the people of Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Call your strength into action.
Come and save us.
3God, make us new again.
Let your face smile on us with favor.
Then we will be saved.
4Lord God who rules over all,
how long will your anger burn
against the prayers of your people?
5You have given us tears as our food.
You have made us drink tears by the bowlful.
6You have let our neighbors fight against us.
Our enemies laugh at us.
7God who rules over all, make us new again.
Let your face smile on us with favor.
Then we will be saved.
8You brought Israel out of Egypt.
Israel was like a vine.
After you drove the nations out of Canaan,
you planted the vine in their land.
9You prepared the ground for it.
It took root and spread out over the whole land.
10The mountains were covered with its shade.
The shade of its branches covered the mighty cedar trees.
11Your vine sent its branches out all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.
They reached as far as the Euphrates River.
12Why have you broken down the walls around your vine?
Now all who pass by it can pick its grapes.
13Wild pigs from the forest destroy it.
The creatures of the field feed on it.
14God who rules over all, return to us!
Look down from heaven and see us!
Watch over your vine.
15Guard the root you have planted with your powerful right hand.
Take care of the branch you have raised up for yourself.
16Your vine has been cut down. Fire has burned it up.
You have been angry with us, and we are dying.
17May you honor the people at your right hand.
May you honor the nation you have raised up for yourself.
18Then we won't turn away from you.
Give us new life. We will worship you.
19Lord God who rules over all, make us new again.
Let your face smile on us with favor.
Then we will be saved.
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