2 The One who reigns over Israel: Be attentive. For you lead Joseph like a sheep. The One who sits upon the cherubim: Shine forth
3 in the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Awaken your power and draw near, so as to accomplish our salvation.
4 Convert us, O God. And reveal your face, and we will be saved.
5 O Lord, God of hosts, how long will you be angry over the prayer of your servant?
6 How long will you feed us the bread of tears, and give us to drink a full measure of tears?
7 You have set us as a contradiction to our neighbors. And our enemies have ridiculed us.
8 O God of hosts, convert us. And reveal your face, and we will be saved.
9 You have transferred a vineyard from Egypt. You have cast out the Gentiles, and planted it.
10 You were the leader of the journey in its sight. You planted its roots, and it filled the earth.
11 Its shadow covered the hills, and its branches covered the cedars of God.
12 It extended its new branches even to the sea, and its new seedlings even to the river.
13 So then, why have you destroyed its walls, so that all those who pass by the way gather its grapes?
14 The wild boar of the forest has trampled it, and a single wild beast has laid waste to it.
15 Turn back, O God of hosts. Look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vineyard;
16 and complete what your right hand has planted, and look upon the son of man, whom you have confirmed for yourself.
17 Whatever has been set on fire and dug under will perish at the rebuke of your countenance.
18 Let your hand be over the man on your right, and over the son of man, whom you have confirmed for yourself.
19 For we do not depart from you, and you will revive us. And we will invoke your name.
Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7
You are our Father, O Lord our Redeemer. Your name is beyond all ages.
17 Why have you allowed us to stray from your ways, O Lord? Why have you hardened our heart, so that we do not fear you? Return, for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your inheritance.
when you did not rule over us, and when we were not called by your name.
2 They would melt, as if thoroughly burned by fire. The waters would burn with fire, so that your name might be made known to your enemies, so that the nations would be stirred up before your face.
3 When you will perform miracles, we will not be able to withstand them. You descended, and the mountains flowed away before your presence.
4 From ages past, they have not heard it, and they have not perceived it with the ears. Apart from you, O God, the eye has not seen what you have prepared for those who await you.
5 You have met with those who rejoice in doing justice. By your ways, they will remember you. Behold, you have been angry, for we have sinned. In this, we have continued, but we will be saved.
6 And we have all become like the unclean. And all our justices are like a rag of menstruation. And we have all fallen away, like a leaf. And our iniquities have carried us away, like the wind.
7 There is no one who calls upon your name, who rises up and holds fast to you. You have concealed your face from us, and you have crushed us with the hand of our own iniquity.
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