1Shepherd of Israel, hear us. You lead the people of Joseph like a flock. You sit on your throne between the cherubim. Show your glory2to 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.
English Standard Version
Restore Us, O God
1To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth. (Ex 25:22; 1Sa 4:4; 2Sa 6:2; Ps 50:1; Ps 50:2; Ps 60:1; Ps 77:20; Ps 78:67; Ps 81:5; Ps 95:7; Ps 99:1)2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us! (Nu 2:18; Ps 35:23; Ps 118:14; Ps 118:21)3Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved! (Nu 6:25; Ps 4:6; Ps 60:1; Ps 80:19; Ps 85:4; La 5:21)4O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers? (Ps 59:5; Ps 74:10; Ps 79:5)5You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure. (1Ki 22:27; Ps 42:3; Ps 102:9; Isa 30:20)6You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves. (Ps 44:13)7Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! (Ps 80:3)8You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it. (Ps 44:2; Isa 5:1; Isa 27:2; Jer 2:21; Jer 12:10; Eze 17:6; Mt 21:33; Mr 12:1; Lu 20:9)9You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land. (Jos 24:12)10The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.11It sent out its branches to the sea and its shoots to the River. (Ps 72:8)12Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit? (Ps 89:40; Isa 5:5)13The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it. (Jer 5:6)14Turn again, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, (Isa 63:15)15the stock that your right hand planted, and for the son whom you made strong for yourself.16They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down; may they perish at the rebuke of your face! (Ps 39:11; Ps 76:6; Isa 33:12)17But let your hand be on the man of your right hand, the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself! (Ps 89:21)18Then we shall not turn back from you; give us life, and we will call upon your name! (Ps 71:20)19Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved! (Ps 80:3; Ps 80:7)