[To the chiefe Musician vpon Shoshannim Eduth,
A Psalme of Asaph.]
1
Giue eare, shepheard of Israel, thou that leadest Ioseph like a flocke, thou that dwellest betweene the Cherubims, shine forth.
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Before Ephraim and Beniamin, and Manasseh, stirre vp thy strength: and come and saue vs.
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Turne vs againe, O God: and cause thy face to shine, and we shall bee saued.
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O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou bee angry against the prayer of thy people?
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Thou feedest them with the bread of teares: and giuest them teares to drinke in great measure.
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Thou makest vs a strife vnto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselues.
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Turne vs againe, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saued.
8
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
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Thou preparedst roome before it: and didst cause it to take deepe root, and it filled the land.
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The hilles were couered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.
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She sent out her boughs vnto the Sea: and her branches vnto the riuer.
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Why hast thou then broken downe her hedges: so that all they which passe by the way, doe plucke her?
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The boare out of the wood doth waste it: and the wild beast of the field doth deuoure it.
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Returne, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: looke downe from heauen, and behold, and visit this vine:
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And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted: and the branch that thou madest strong for thy selfe.
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It is burnt with fire, it is cut downe: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
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Let thy hand be vpon the man of thy right hand: vpon the sonne of man, whom thou madest strong for thy selfe.
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So will not wee goe backe from thee: quicken vs, and we will call vpon thy Name.
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Turne vs againe, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine, and wee shall be saued.