76 O Thou the Shepherd of Israel Art

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1. O Thou the Shepherd of Israel art;
Hear Thou our prayer and Thy favor impart;
Thou leader of Joseph, Thou guide of his way,
'Mid cherubim dwelling Thy glory display.
In Ephraim's, Manasseh's, and Benjamin's sight,
Come Thou and save us; awake in Thy might.
2. How long in anger wilt Thou turn away,
O Lord of hosts, when Thy people do pray?
With tears and sorrow their table is laid;
Of bitter mixture their drink hast Thou made.
Give us Thy favor, restore us Thy grace;
Then we shall live in the light of Thy face.
3. Thou made us a scorn to our neighbors around;
Our foes in laughter and scoffing abound.
O Thou, God if Israel, return unto Thine;
Look down from heaven and visit this vine;
No more shall we wander, delighting in shame;
Save us, O Lord, for we call on Thy name.

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