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Psalm 80

Prayer for Israel’s Restoration

To the leader: on Lilies, a Covenant. Of Asaph. A Psalm.

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
    you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth(A)
    before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh.
Stir up your might,
    and come to save us!(B)

Restore us, O God;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved.(C)

O Lord God of hosts,
    how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?(D)
You have fed them with the bread of tears
    and given them tears to drink in full measure.(E)
You make us the scorn[a] of our neighbors;
    our enemies laugh among themselves.(F)

Restore us, O God of hosts;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved.

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  1. 80.6 Syr: Heb strife