Psalm 80

1    Hear, O Shepherd of Israel,  

you that led Joseph like a flock;

2    Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim,  

before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.

3    Stir up your mighty strength  

and come to our salvation.

4    Turn us again, O God;  

show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

5    O Lord God of hosts,  

how long will you be angry at your people’s prayer?

6    You feed them with the bread of tears;  

you give them abundance of tears to drink.

7    You have made us the derision of our neighbours,  

and our enemies laugh us to scorn.

8    Turn us again, O God of hosts;  

show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

9    You brought a vine out of Egypt;  

you drove out the nations and planted it.

10  You made room around it,  

and when it had taken root, it filled the land.

11  The hills were covered with its shadow  

and the cedars of God by its boughs.

12  It stretched out its branches to the Sea  

and its tendrils to the River.

13  Why then have you broken down its wall,  

so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?

14  The wild boar out of the wood tears it off,  

and all the insects of the field devour it.

15  Turn again, O God of hosts,  

look down from heaven and behold;

16  Cherish this vine which your right hand has planted,  

and the branch that you made so strong for yourself.

17  Let those who burnt it with fire, who cut it down,  

perish at the rebuke of your countenance.

18  Let your hand be upon the man at your right hand,  

the son of man you made so strong for yourself.

19  And so will we not go back from you;  

give us life, and we shall call upon your name.

20  Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts;  

show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

Faithful shepherd of your people,

as we look for the light of your countenance,

restore in us the image of your glory

and graft us into the risen life of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.


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