Psalm 80

Restore Us, O God

To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm.

1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead 1Joseph like 2a flock! You who are 3enthroned upon the cherubim, 4shine forth.
2 Before 5Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, 6stir up your might and 7come to save us!
3 8Restore us,a O God; 9let your face shine, that we may be saved!
4 O 10LORD God of hosts, 11how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?
5 You have fed them with 12the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure.
6 13You make us an object of contention for our 14neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 15Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved!
8 You brought 16a vine out of Egypt; you 17drove out the nations and planted it.
9 You 18cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade, the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 It sent out its branches to 19the sea and its shoots to 20the River.b
12 Why then have you 21broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?
13 22The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it.
14 Turn again, O God of hosts! 23Look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine,
15 the stock that your right hand planted, and for the son whom you made strong for yourself.
16 They have 24burned it with fire; they have 25cut it down; may they perish at 26the rebuke of your face!
17 But 27let your hand be on the man of your right hand, the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!
18 Then we shall not turn back from you; 28give us life, and we will call upon your name!
19 29Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved!
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