For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant.” Of Asaph. A psalm.
1Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth2before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh. Awaken your might; come and save us.3Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.4How long, Lord God Almighty, will your anger smolder against the prayers of your people?5You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.6You have made us an object of derision to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us.7Restore us, God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.8You transplanted a vine from Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.9You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land.10The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.11Its branches reached as far as the Sea, its shoots as far as the River.12Why have you broken down its walls so that all who pass by pick its grapes?13Boars from the forest ravage it, and insects from the fields feed on it.14Return to us, God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see! Watch over this vine,15the root your right hand has planted, the son you have raised up for yourself.16Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at your rebuke your people perish.17Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you have raised up for yourself.18Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.19Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may 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)