Scripture Verse

Turn us again, O God, and cause Thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. Psalm 80:3

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 220.

Music: Gor­don Ado­ni­ram J. Gor­don, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adoniram J. Gordon
(1836–1895)

Lyrics

Great Shepherd, who leadest
Thy people in love,
’Mid cherubim dwelling,
Shine Thou from above;
In might come and save us,
Thy people restore,
And we shall be saved
When Thy face shines once more.

O haste, Lord, to hear us
And pity our woes,
Afflictions our portion,
Despised by our foes;
O Lord God Almighty,
In mercy restore,
And we shall be saved
When Thy face shines once more.

A place for Thy people,
Thou, Lord, didst prepare,
Thy vine deeply rooted
Rewarded Thy care;
Its branches like cedars,
Majestic and free,
Spread over the mountains
From river to sea.

Thy vineyard no longer
Thy tender care knows,
Defenseless, the victim
And spoil of her foes;
O turn, we beseech Thee,
All glory is Thine,
Look down in Thy mercy
And visit Thy vine.

The branch of Thy planting
Is burned and cut down,
Brought nigh to destruction
Because of Thy frown;
The man of Thy right hand
With wisdom endue,
The son of man strengthen
Thy pleasure to do.

When Thou shalt revive us
Thy name we shall praise,
And nevermore turning,
Depart from Thy ways;
O Lord God Almighty,
In mercy restore,
And we shall be saved
When Thy face shines once more.