For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies of the Agreement.” A psalm of Asaph.
80 Shepherd of Israel, listen to us. You lead the people of Joseph like a flock. You sit on your throne between the gold creatures with wings. Show your greatness 2 to the people of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Use your strength, and come to save us.
3 God, take us back. Show us your kindness so we can be saved.
4 Lord God All-Powerful, how long will you be angry at the prayers of your people? 5 You have fed your people with tears; you have made them drink many tears. 6 You made those around us fight over us, and our enemies make fun of us.
7 God All-Powerful, take us back. Show us your kindness so we can be saved.
8 You brought us out of Egypt as if we were a vine. You forced out other nations and planted us in the land. 9 You cleared the ground for us. Like a vine, we took root and filled the land. 10 We covered the mountains with our shade. We had limbs like the mighty cedar tree. 11 Our branches reached the Mediterranean Sea, and our shoots went to the Euphrates River.
12 So why did you pull down our walls? Now everyone who passes by steals from us. 13 Like wild pigs they walk over us; like wild animals they feed on us.
14 God All-Powerful, come back. Look down from heaven and see. Take care of us, your vine. 15 You planted this shoot with your own hands and strengthened this child. 16 Now it is cut down and burned with fire; you destroyed us by your angry looks. 17 With your hand, strengthen the one you have chosen for yourself. 18 Then we will not turn away from you. Give us life again, and we will call to you for help.
19 Lord God All-Powerful, take us back. Show us your kindness so we can be saved.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Want to get the most out of Bible Gateway? Find out why Bible Gateway Plus is the ultimate toolkit for anyone seeking to grow closer to the Word. For less than the cost of a latte, Plus membership gives you access to a complete digital Bible study library and reduced banner ads. Try it free for 30 days!