A Prayer for Restoration
80 1 Oh, give ear , Shepherd of Israel , You who lead Joseph like a flock ; You who are enthroned above the cherubim , shine forth ! 2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh , stir up Your power And come to save us! 3 O God , restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved . 4 O Lord God of hosts , How long e will You be angry with the prayer of Your people ? 5 You have fed them with the bread of tears , And You have made them to drink tears in large measure . 6 You make us an object of contention to our neighbors , And our enemies laugh among themselves. 7 O God of hosts , restore us And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved .
8 You removed a vine from Egypt ; You drove out the nations and planted it. 9 You cleared the ground before it, And it took deep root and filled the land . 10 The mountains were covered with its shadow , And the cedars of God with its boughs . 11 It was sending out its branches to the sea And its shoots to the River . 12 Why have You broken down its hedges , So that all who pass that way pick its fruit? 13 A boar from the forest eats it away And whatever moves in the field feeds on it. 14 O God of hosts , turn again now , we beseech You; Look down from heaven and see , and take care of this vine , 15 Even the shoot which Your right hand has planted , And on the son whom You have strengthened for Yourself. 16 It is burned with fire , it is cut down ; They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance . 17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand , Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself. 18 Then we shall not turn back from You; Revive us, and we will call upon Your name . 19 O Lord God of hosts , restore us; Cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved .