1 For the Chief Musician, set to Shoshannim Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who sit [above] the cherubim, shine forth.
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might, And come to save us.
3 Turn us again, O God; And cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.
4 O Yahweh God of hosts, How long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in large measure.
6 You make us a strife to our neighbors; And our enemies laugh among themselves.
7 Turn us again, O God of hosts; And cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.
8 You brought a vine out of Egypt: You drove out the nations, and planted it.
9 You prepared [room] before it, And it took deep root, and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shadow, And its boughs were [like] cedars of God.
11 It sent out its branches to the sea, And its shoots to the River.
12 Why have you broken down its walls, So that all those who pass by the way pluck it?
13 The boar out of the forest ravages it, And the wild beasts of the field feed on it.
14 Turn again, we urge you, O God of hosts: Look down from heaven, and look, and visit this vine,
15 And the stock which your right hand planted, And the son who you made strong for yourself.
16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: They perish at the rebuke of your countenance.
17 Let your hand be on the man of your right hand, On the son of man whom you made strong for yourself.
18 So we will not go back from you: Quicken us, and we will call on your name.
19 Turn us again, O Yahweh God of hosts; Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved.