original psalm setting by Steve Eulberg. From the CD and Book: Happy Are They: Psalms to Sing and Sway By
L: Restore us, O God
C: Let your face shine,
that we may be saved
Let your face shine that we might be saved
Giver ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You are enthroned upon the cherubim,
shine forth before Ephraim and
Benjamin and Manasseh.
Stir up your might, and come save us!
O LORD God of hosts,
How long will you be angry
with your people’s prayers?
You have fed them with the bread of tears,
and given them tears of drink in
You make us the scorn of our neighbors;
our enemies laugh among themselves.
You brought a vine out of Egypt;
you drove out the nations and planted it.
You cleared the ground for it;
it took deep root and filled the land.
The mountains were covered with its shade;
the mighty cedars with its branches;
it sent out its branches to the sea, and its shoots
to the River.
Why then have you broken down its walls,
so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?
The boar from the forest ravages it,
and all that move in the field feed on it.
Turn again, O God of hosts;
look down from heaven, and see;
have regard for this vine,
the stock that your right hand planted.
They have burned it with fire, they have cut it down;
may they perish at the rebuke of your countenance.
But let your hand be upon the one at your right hand,
the one whom you made strong for yourself.
Then we will never turn back from you;
give us life, and we will call on your name.