For the leader. Set to "Lilies."A testimony. A psalm of Asaf: Shepherd of Isra'el, listen! You who lead Yosef like a flock, you whose throne is on the k'ruvim, shine out!
Before Efrayim, Binyamin and M'nasheh, rouse your power; and come to save us.
God, restore us! Make your face shine, and we will be saved.
ADONAI, God of armies, how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?
You have fed them tears as their bread and made them drink tears in abundance.
You make our neighbors fight over us, and our enemies mock us.
God of armies, restore us! Make your face shine, and we will be saved.
You brought a vine out of Egypt, you expelled the nations and planted it,
you cleared a space for it; then it took root firmly and filled the land.
The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches;
It put out branches as far as the sea and shoots to the [Euphrates] River.
Why did you break down [the vineyard's] wall, so that all passing by can pluck [its fruit]?
The boar from the forest tears it apart; wild creatures from the fields feed on it.
God of armies, please come back! Look from heaven, see, and tend this vine!
Protect what your right hand planted, the son you made strong for yourself.
It is burned by fire, it is cut down; they perish at your frown of rebuke.
Help the man at your right hand, the son of man you made strong for yourself.
Then we won't turn away from you if you revive us, we will call on your name.
ADONAI, God of armies, restore us! Make your face shine, and we will be saved.