1 A reminder. Of Aʹsaph. A melody.
O Shepherd of Israel, listen, You who are guiding Joseph just like a flock. You who sit enthroned above the cherubs, Shine forth.
2 Before Eʹphraim and Benjamin and Manasʹseh, Do stir up your mightiness; Come and save us.
3 O God, restore us; Let your face shine upon us, so that we may be saved.
4 Jehovah God of armies, how long will you be hostile toward the prayer of your people?
5 You feed them tears as their bread, And you make them drink tears beyond measure.
6 You let our neighbors quarrel over us; Our enemies keep mocking us as they please.
7 O God of armies, restore us; Let your face shine upon us, so that we may be saved.
8 You made a vine depart from Egypt. You drove out the nations and planted it.
9 You cleared a space for it, And it took root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered by its shadow, And the cedars of God by its branches.
11 Its branches reached as far as the sea, And its shoots to the River.
12 Why have you broken down the stone walls of the vineyard, So that all those passing by pluck its fruit?
13 The boars of the forest ravage it, And the wild animals of the field feed on it.
14 O God of armies, please return. Look down from heaven and see! Take care of this vine,
15 The stock that your right hand has planted, And look upon the son whom you made strong for yourself.
16 It is burned with fire, cut down. They perish at your rebuke.
17 May your hand give support to the man at your right hand, To the son of man you have made strong for yourself.
18 Then we will not turn away from you. Preserve us alive, so that we may call on your name.
19 O Jehovah God of armies, restore us; Let your face shine upon us, so that we may be saved.