1O God, You have rejected us, and scattered us abroad;
You have been very angry, but return to us, O God.
2For You have made the earth to quake, and torn it open wide;
Now heal its fractures, for it shakes and cannot long abide.
3You’ve shown Your people desperate times, and hardship on them sent;
And You have made us drink the wine of staggering lament.
4And yet a banner You have giv’n to those who do fear You;
That it may be displayed abroad, and witness to Your truth.
5Save us and help with Your right hand; O hear and answer me;
That those You love may come to be delivered and set free.
6God spoke from His most holy place, “In triumph I will move;
I’ll parcel out both Shechem and the Valley of Succoth.
7Now Gilead is mine by right; Manasseh mine shall be;
Now Ephraim’s my helmet; Judah’s scepter is for me.
8Moab’s my washbowl; and my shoe on Edom I will throw;
I’ll shout over Philistia; in triumph I will go.”
9Who will bring me in strength up to the city fortified?
And who will be the one that can to Edom lead and guide?
10O God, is it not You who did reject and spurn us so?
Will You not now return, O God – forth with our armies go?
11O give us help against the foe, for help from man is vain;
12Through God we’ll gain the victory; He’ll tread our foes again.