Are You Sad or Lonely?
listen, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph’s descendants
like a flock. O God, enthroned above the cherubim, display your
Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Show us your mighty power. Come to
us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only
then will we be saved.
4 O Lord God
of Heaven’s Armies, how long will you be angry with our prayers?
have fed us with sorrow and made us drink tears by the bucketful.
have made us the scorn of neighboring nations. Our enemies treat
us as a joke.
us again to yourself, O God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face
shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
brought us from Egypt like a grapevine; you drove away the pagan
nations and transplanted us into your land.
cleared the ground for us, and we took root and filled the land.
shade covered the mountains; our branches covered the mighty cedars.
spread our branches west to the Mediterranean Sea; our shoots spread
east to the Euphrates River.
now, why have you broken down our walls so that all who pass by may
steal our fruit?
wild boar from the forest devours it, and the wild animals feed on
back, we beg you, O God of Heaven’s Armies. Look down from heaven
and see our plight. Take care of this grapevine
that you yourself have planted, this son you have
raised for yourself.
we are chopped up and burned by our enemies. May they perish at the
sight of your frown.
the man you love, the son of your choice.
we will never abandon you again. Revive us so we can call on your
name once more.
us again to yourself, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies. Make
your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
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