To him that excelleth on Shoshannim Eduth.

A Psalme committed to Asaph.
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Heare, O thou Shepheard of Israel, thou that leadest Ioseph like sheepe: shewe thy brightnes, thou that sittest betweene the Cherubims.
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Before Ephraim and Beniamin and Manasseh stirre vp thy strength, and come to helpe vs.
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Turne vs againe, O God, and cause thy face to shine that we may be saued.
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O Lord God of hostes, how long wilt thou be angrie against the prayer of thy people?
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Thou hast fedde them with the bread of teares, and giuen them teares to drinke with great measure.
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Thou hast made vs a strife vnto our neighbours, and our enemies laugh at vs among themselues.
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Turne vs againe, O God of hostes: cause thy face to shine, and we shalbe saued.
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Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
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Thou madest roume for it, and didest cause it to take roote, and it filled the land.
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The mountaines were couered with the shadowe of it, and the boughes thereof were like the goodly cedars.
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Shee stretched out her branches vnto the Sea, and her boughes vnto the Riuer.
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Why hast thou then broken downe her hedges, so that all they, which passe by the way, haue plucked her?
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The wilde bore out of the wood hath destroyed it, and the wilde beastes of the fielde haue eaten it vp.
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Returne we beseech thee, O God of hostes: looke downe from heauen and beholde and visite this vine,
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And the vineyard, that thy right hand hath planted, and the young vine, which thou madest strong for thy selfe.
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It is burnt with fire and cut downe: and they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
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Let thine hande be vpon the man of thy right hande, and vpon the sonne of man, whome thou madest strong for thine owne selfe.
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So will not we goe backe from thee: reuiue thou vs, and we shall call vpon thy Name.
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Turne vs againe, O Lorde God of hostes: cause thy face to shine and we shalbe saued.