1 Hear, O thou shepherd of Israel, thou that

leadest Joseph like sheep: show thy

brightness, thou that sittest between the

Cherubims.

2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and

Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come to

help us.

3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to

shine that we may be saved.

4 O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be

angry against the prayer of thy people?

5 Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears,

and given them tears to drink with great measure.

6 Thou hast made us a strife unto our neighbors,

and our enemies laugh at us among themselves.

7 Turn us again, O God of hosts: cause thy face

to shine, and we shall be saved.

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou

hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.

9 Thou madest room for it, and didst cause it to

take root, and it filled the land.

10 The mountains were covered with the shadow

of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly

cedars.

11 She stretched out her branches unto the Sea,

and her boughs unto the river.

12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so

that all they, which pass by the way, have plucked her?

13 The wild boar out of the wood hath destroyed

it, and the wild beasts of the field have eaten it up.

14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look

down from heaven and behold, and visit this vine,

15 And the vineyard, that thy right hand hath

planted, and the young vine, which thou madest

strong for thyself.

16 It is burnt with fire, and cut down: and they

perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

17 Let thine hand be upon the man of thy right

hand, and upon the son of man, whom thou madest

strong for thine own self.

18 So will not we go back from thee, revive thou

us, and we shall call upon thy Name.

19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts: cause thy

face to shine, and we shall be saved.

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