PLXXX. To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, Eduth, A Psalm of Asaph

1 Thou that lead'st Joseph as a flock,
O Israel's shepherd hear,
Who dwell'st between the cherubims,
O shine thou forth most clear.
2 Ephraim before, and Benjamin,
Manasseh's tribe also.
O stir thou up thy strength and come,
For us salvation show.

3 O God return thou us again,
And cause thy countenance
To shine forth upon us, that we
May have deliverance.
4 Lord God of hosts, how long wilt smoke
Against thy people's pray'rs?
5 Thou makest them to feed upon
The bread of mournful tears.
And giv'st them many tears to drink.
6 Our neighbours strife likewise
Thou mak'st us, and among themselves
Do laugh our enemies
7 O God of hosts turn us again,
And cause thy countenance
To shine forth upon us, so we
Shall have deliverance.

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8 From Egypt thou hast brought a vine,
Forth also thou didst cast
The heathen people, in their room
The same thou planted hast.
9 Yea, thou before it didst prepare
A room where it may stand,
Thou didst it cause deep root to take,
And it did fill the land.

10 Her shade spread hills, her boughs also,
Like goodly cedars stood.
11 She sent her boughs into the sea,
Her branches to the flood.
12 O why then hast thou broken down
Her hedges utterly,
So that all those do pluck at her
Who in the way pass by?

13 The boar out of the wilderness
Doth wasting it annoy.
And wild beasts of the field the same
Devouringly destroy.
14 We do beseech thee to return,
O God of hosts incline
To look from heaven, and behold,
And visit thou this vine,

15 The vineyard which thou hast also
With thy right hand set fast;
That branch likewise which for thy self
Confirm'd thou strongly hast.
16 It is consumed with the fire,
And utterly cut down;
They perish do, and that because
Thy countenance doth frown.

17 Upon the man of thy right hand
Thine hand let present be,
Upon the son of man whom thou
Hast made so strong for thee.
18 So from henceforth we never will
From thee go back at all:
O do thou quicken us and we
Upon thy name will call.

19 Lord God of hosts turn us again,
And cause thy countenance
To shine forth upon us, so we
Shall have deliverance.

Text Information
First Line: Thou that leadest Joseph
Title: To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, Eduth, A Psalm of Asaph
Publication Date: 1742
Scripture: Psalm 80
Language: English
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