Psalm 80

Words: The Psalter for Christian Worship, Michael Morgan

Music: CMD Unable to initialize a MIDI player for your browser     "Forrest Green"  
Traditional English melody; arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
A Prayer for Deliverance
      O Shepherd, hear and lead Thy flock,
         As lambs, we crave Thy care;
      What strength on earth approaches Thine,
         What mercies can compare?
      Restore to us a saving faith,
         The radiance of Thy face
      To lighten and reveal the gift
         Of Thy redeeming grace.
      Our selfish prayers deserve Thy wrath,
         Our pride, a sudden burst;
      We have but stones to serve as bread,
         And tears to quell our thirst.
      Restore to us a saving faith,
         The radiance of Thy face
      To lighten and reveal the gift
         Of Thy redeeming grace.
      Thy lineage, like a vine, once spread
         And flourished in the land;
      But now the vineyard fails, the fruit
         Lies withered in the sand.
      Restore to us a saving faith,
         The radiance of Thy face
      To lighten and reveal the gift
         Of Thy redeeming grace.


Words 1999, Michael Morgan
Used by permission


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