Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear Us, Shepherd of Israel
1For the end, for alternate strains, a testimony for Asaph, a Psalm concerning the Assyrian. Attend, O Shepherd of Israel, who guidest Joseph like a flock; thou who sittest upon the cherubs, manifest thyself;
2before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasse, stir up thy power, and come to deliver us.
3Turn us, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be delivered.
4O Lord God of hosts, how long art thou angry with the prayer of thy servant?
5Thou wilt feed us with bread of tears; and wilt cause us to drink tears by measure.
6Thou has made us a strife to our neighbours; and our enemies have mocked at us.
7Turn us, O Lord God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. Pause.
8Thou hast transplanted a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.
9Thou madest a way before it, and didst cause its roots to strike, and the land was filled with it.
10Its shadow covered the mountains, and its shoots equalled the goodly cedars.
11It sent forth its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the river.
12Wherefore hast thou broken down its hedge, while all that pass by the way pluck it?
13The boar out of the wood has laid it waste, and the wild beast has devoured it.
14O God of hosts, turn, we pray thee: look on us from heaven, and behold and visit this vine;
15and restore that which thy right hand has planted: and look on the son of man whom thou didst strengthen for thyself.
16It is burnt with fire and dug up: they shall perish at the rebuke of thy presence.
17Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, and upon the son of man whom thou didst strengthen for thyself.
18So will we not depart from thee: thou shalt quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
19Turn us, O Lord God of hosts, and make thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.