PSALM 80:1-7, 17-19
METER: 88 88 888
SUGGESTED TUNE:  THE SOLID ROCK
This is the meter for the hymn "My Hope Is Built" aka "The Solid Rock"

1.  Shep-herd of Is-rael, hear our cry,
    You who lead Jo-seph like a flock.
    En-throned on cher-ubs, show your-self
    To E-phraim, Benj-'min, Man-as-seh.
    Show us your might, come and save us.
    Al-might-y God, re-store us all,
    Have mer-cy on us and save us.
2.  Lord God Al-might-y, how long will
    You an-gry be with all our prayers?
    Our tears have been our food and drink.
    Our neigh-bors pick a fight with us,
    Our en-e-mies in-sult us sore.
    Al-might-y God, re-store us all,
    Have mer-cy on us and save us.
3.  But let your hand be on the one
    You have made strong at your right hand.
    Then we will nev-er turn our backs
    On you; Lord, hear us, give us life,
    And we will call up-on your name.
    Al-might-y God, re-store us all,
    Have mer-cy on us and save us.

Stanzas 1-2 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanza 3 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.

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