Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock.1 You who sit enthroned between the cherubim,2 shine forth
before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.3 Awaken4 your might; come and save us.53
Restore6 us,7 O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.84
How long,9 LORD God Almighty, will your anger smolder10 against the prayers of your people?
You have fed them with the bread of tears;11 you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.126
You have made us an object of derisiona to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us.137
Restore us, God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.148
You transplanted a vine15 from Egypt; you drove out16 the nations and planted17 it.
You cleared the ground for it, and it took root and filled the land.
The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.
Its branches reached as far as the Sea,b its shoots as far as the River.c1812
Why have you broken down its walls19 so that all who pass by pick its grapes?
Boars from the forest ravage20 it and wild animals feed on it.
Return to us, God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see!21 Watch over this vine,
the root your right hand has planted, the sond you have raised up for yourself.
Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire;22 at your rebuke23 your people perish.
Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man24 you have raised up for yourself.
Then we will not turn away from you; revive25 us, and we will call on your name.
Restore us, LORD God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.