¶ To the chanter, upon Sosanim, a Psalm of Asaph.Hear O thou shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Iacob like a flock of sheep: shew thyself, thou that sittest upon the Cherubins. Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses: stir up thy power, and come help us. Turn us again, O God, shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole. O LORD God of Hosts, how long wilt thou be angry over the prayer of thy people? Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, yea thou hast given them plenteousness of tears to drink. Thou hast made us a very strife unto our neighbours, and our enemies laugh us to scorn. Turn us again, thou God of Hosts, shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
¶ Thou hast brought a vineyard out of Egypt, thou didst cast out the Heathen, and plant it. Thou madest room for it, and caused it to take root, so that it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and so were the strong Cedar trees with the bows thereof. She stretched out her branches unto the sea, and her bows unto the water. Why hast thou then broken down her hedge, that all they which go by, pluck off her grapes? The wild boar out of the wood hath rooted it up, and the beasts of the field have devoured it. Turn thee again, thou God of Hosts, look down from heaven, behold and visit this vine yard. Maintain it, that thy right hand hath planted, and the son whom thou madest so much of for thyself. For why? it is brent with fire, and lyeth waste: O let them perish at the rebuke of thy wrath. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, and upon the man whom thou madest so much of for thine own self. And so will not we go back from thee: oh let us live, and we shall call upon thy name. Turn us again, O LORD God of Hosts, shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.