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GIVE ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock;
thou that sittest upon the cherubim, shine forth.
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Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh show forth thy strength and come and save us.
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Guide us again, O mighty God, and cause thy face to shine;
and we shall be saved.
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O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
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Thou feedest them with the bread of tears;
and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
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Thou hast made us a jest to our neighbors;
and our enemies laugh among themselves.
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Guide us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine;
and we shall be saved.
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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 didst prepare the ground and caused it to take deep root, and it filled the land.
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The mountains were covered with the shadow of it, and the vine-shoots thereof were upon the cedars of God.
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It sent out its roots unto the sea, and its branches to the rivers.
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Why hast thou then broken down its hedges, so that all they who pass by the way tread over it?
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The boar of the forest devours it, and the wild beasts of the field feed upon it.
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Return we beseech thee, O God of hosts;
look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine
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And the vineyard which thy right hand has planted and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
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It is burned with fire;
it is cut down;
they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
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Let thy right hand be upon the man and upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.
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So will we not go back from thee;
quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
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Guide us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine;
and we shall be saved.