Psalm 80††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Thursday Morning 2. Thursday Midday 3
††† †††††††††††††† Shepherd of Israel, listen; * lead Joseph like a flock.
††† †††††††††††††† Enthroned on the Cherubim, shine forth * before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh!
††† †††††††††††††† Rouse your power * and come to save us!
God, return to us! * and let your face shine * that we may be saved.
††† Yahweh, God of Armies, * how long will you fume * while your people prays?
††† You have fed us tears as our food, * and given us tears to drink by the bowl.
††† You have made us the derision of our neighbors, * and our foes made fun of us.
God of Armies, return to us! * Let your face shine * that we may be saved.
††††††† You brought a vine from Egypt, * drove out the nations and planted it.
††††††† You pushed aside its predecessors, * and made it take root, * and caused it to fill the land.
†††††††††† The mountains were covered with its shadow, * and with its foliage the towering cedars.
†††††††††† Its branches you made reach the Mediterranean, * and its shoots the Euphrates.
††††††† Why have you destroyed its hedges, * so that all who pass by pluck its fruit.
††††††† The boar from the forest cropped it, * and the field animals fed on it.
God of Armies, return, now! * Look down from heaven and see, * and visit this vine.
††† Take care of what your right hand has planted, * and of the son you strengthened for yourself.
††† ††† Those who burned it with a blazing fire * ómay they perish at your angry rebuke.
††† ††† May your hand be on the man at your right, * on the son of man you strengthened for yourself.
††† We have never turned away from you! * Restore us to life that we may call on your name.
Yahweh, God of Armies, return to us! * let your face shine that we may be saved.