Psalm 80 renewed – Duncan Wilson, UK

Advent 4, Year C

Hear us, Shepherd God,
leading your flock,
we are in trouble and need you to save us.
Bring us back,
show us your mercy,
come to our rescue.

Do not take offence at our pleading.
The world is like a cup filled with sorrows.
We have shed too many tears,
fighting is everywhere.

So come and save your people.
You call us your precious grapevine
and it was you who planted us and made us grow.
But now so much is breaking down.
If now you were to come
and save your people,
we would not turn away from you.