1 See the vineyard Thou hast planted,
God of mercy, Lord of hosts!
Let thy people's prayer be granted,
Keep it safe from hostile boasts.
Hear Thy people when they pray,
Keep Thy vineyard night and day!
2 Drooping plants revive and nourish;
Let them thrive beneath Thy hand;
Let the weak grow strong and flourish,
Blooming fair at Thy command:
Let the fruitful yield Thee more,
Laden with a richer store.
3 Further, Lord, be Thou entreated;
Plant the barren waste around.
Let Th work be thus completed,
And no fruitless spot be found.
Let the earth a vineyard be,
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee!
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #271