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Qui regis Israel. A prayer for the church in tribulation, commemorating God's former favours.

[1] Unto the end, for them that shall he changed, a testimony for Asaph, a psalm. [2] Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Thou that sittest upon the cherubims, shine forth [3] Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses. Stir up thy might, and come to save us. [4] Convert us, O God: and shew us thy face, and we shall be saved. [5] O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy servant?

[6] How long wilt thou feed us with the bread of tears: and give us for our drink tears in measure? [7] Thou hast made us to be a contradiction to our neighbours: and our enemies have scoffed at us. [8] O God of hosts, convert us: and shew thy face, and we shall be saved. [9] Thou hast brought a vineyard out of Egypt: thou hast cast cut the Gentiles and planted it. [10] Thou wast the guide of its journey in its sight: thou plantedst the roots thereof, and it filled the land.

[11] The shadow of it covered the hills: and the branches thereof the cedars of God. [12] It stretched forth its branches unto the sea, and its boughs unto the river. [13] Why hast thou broken down the hedge thereof, so that all they who pass by the way do pluck it? [14] The boar out of the wood hath laid it waste: and a singular wild beast hath devoured it. [15] Turn again, O God of hosts, look down from heaven, and see, and visit this vineyard:

[16] And perfect the same which thy right hand hath planted: and upon the son of man whom thou hast confirmed for thyself. [17] Things set on fire and dug down shall perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. [18] Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand: and upon the son of man whom thou hast confirmed for thyself. [19] And we depart not from thee, thou shalt quicken us: and we will call upon thy name. [20] O Lord God of hosts, convert us: and shew thy face, and we shall be saved.

[17] "Things set on fire": So this vineyard of thine, almost consumed already, must perish, if thou continue thy rebukes.

[18] "The man of thy right hand": Christ.

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