PSALM 80:1-2, 8-19
METER:  76 76 D
SUGGESTED TUNE:  AURELIA
This is the meter for such hymns as "The Church's One Foundation."

1.  Shep-herd of Is-rael, list-en!
    Lead Jo-seph like a flock.
    Your throne is on the cher-ubs,
    Shine forth up-on your tribes.
    Stir up your might-y pow-er,
    And come to res-cue us!
    You brought a vine from E-gypt,
    And plant-ed it a-new.
2.  You cleared out na-tions for it,
    It took root and it grew.
    It shad-ed all the moun-tains,
    And might-y ce-dars, too.
    It stretched from Sea to Riv-er.
    So why'd you break its walls,
    So pas-sers-by its fruit take,
    And wild things hav-oc wreak?
3.  Lord of hosts, turn back to us,
    Look down from heav'n and see;
    Have pit-y on your plant-ing,
    Which they've burned and cut down.
    May your re-buke de-stroy them,
    But strength-en one you choose.
    Save us, and we'll turn to you;
    Re-store us, and save us.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2013 Dale A. Schoening.

Return to home page