A Prayer for Restoration

For the choir director: according to "The Lilies." A testimony of Asaph. A psalm.

1 Listen, Shepherd of Israel, who guides Joseph like a flock; You who sit enthroned [on] the cherubim, rise up
2 at the head of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Rally Your power and come to save us.
3 Restore us, God; look [on us] with favor, and we will be saved.
4 Lord God of Hosts, how long will You be angry with Your people's prayers?
5 You fed them the bread of tears and gave them a full measure of tears to drink.
6 You set us at strife with our neighbors; our enemies make fun of us.
7 Restore us, God of Hosts; look [on us] with favor, and we will be saved.
8 You uprooted a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.
9 You cleared [a place] for it; it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered by its shade, and the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 It sent out sprouts toward the Seaa and shoots toward the River.
12 Why have You broken down its walls so that all who pass by pick its fruit?
13 The boar from the forest gnaws at it, and creatures of the field feed on it.
14 Return, God of Hosts. Look down from heaven and see; take care of this vine,
15 the root Your right hand has planted, the shoot that You made strong for Yourself.
16 It was cut down and burned up; they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
17 Let Your hand be with the man at Your right hand, with the son of man You have made strong for Yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your name.
19 Restore us, Lord God of Hosts; look [on us] with favor, and we will be saved.