1Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; *shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.
2In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, *stir up your strength and come to help us.
3Restore us, O God of hosts; *show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
4O Lord God of hosts, *how long will you be angered
despite the prayers of your people?
5You have fed them with the bread of tears; *you have given them bowls of tears to drink.
6You have made us the derision of our neighbors, *and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
7Restore us, O God of hosts; *show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
8You have brought a vine out of Egypt; *you cast out the nations and planted it.
9You prepared the ground for it; *it took root and filled the land.
10The mountains were covered by its shadow *and the towering cedar trees by its boughs.
11You stretched out its tendrils to the Sea *and its branches to the River.
12Why have you broken down its wall, *so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?
13The wild boar of the forest has ravaged it, *and the beasts of the field have grazed upon it.
14Turn now, O God of hosts, look down from heaven;
behold and tend this vine; *preserve what your right hand has planted.
15They burn it with fire like rubbish; *at the rebuke of your countenance let them perish.
16Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, *and son of man you have made so strong for yourself.
17And so will we never turn away from you; *give us life, that we may call upon your Name.
18Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; *show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.