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God of hosts, bring us back

Psalm 79

  • Ostinato refrain:
    God of hosts, bring us back.
  • [Optional responses for choir]
    Group 1:

    Turn your face to us and we shall be saved.
  • Group 2:
    God hosts, bring us back.
  1. Shepherd of Israel, hear us,
    shine forth from your cherubim throne.
    O Lord, raise up your might,
    O Lord, come to our help.
  2. God of Hosts, turn again we implore you,
    look down from heaven and see,
    visit this vine and protect it,
    the vine your right hand has planted.
  3. May your hand be on the one you have chosen,
    the man you've given your strength.
    And we shall never forsake you again,
    give us life that we may call on your name.
© 2005/2012 Mick Truman

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themes in this song:

Saviour, praise, asking, help, saved

liturgical use:

respnsorial psalm:
A1 (Year B), A4 (Year C)