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Psalm 80

(from Day 16 Morning Prayer)

Qui regis Israel

  1. HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep: shew thyself also, thou that sittest upon the cherubims.
  2. Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses: stir up thy strength, and come, and help us.
  3. Turn us again, O God: shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
  4. O Lord God of hosts: how long wilt thou be angry with thy people that prayeth?
  5. Thou feedest them with the bread of tears: and givest them plenteousness of tears to drink.
  6. Thou hast made us a very strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
  7. Turn us again, thou God of hosts: shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
  8. Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
  9. Thou madest room for it: and when it had taken root it filled the land.
  10. The hills were covered with the shadow of it: and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedar-trees.
  11. She stretched out her branches unto the sea: and her boughs unto the river.
  12. Why hast thou then broken down her hedge: that all they that go by pluck off her grapes?
  13. The wild boar out of the wood doth root it up: and the wild beasts of the field devour it.
  14. Turn thee again, thou God of hosts, look down from heaven: behold, and visit this vine;
  15. And the place of the vineyard that thy right hand hath planted: and the branch that thou madest so strong for thyself.
  16. It is burnt with fire, and cut down: and they shall perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
  17. Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand: and upon the son of man, whom thou madest so strong for thine own self.
  18. And so will not we go back from thee: O let us live, and we shall call upon thy Name.
  19. Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts: shew the light of thy countenance, and we shall be whole.