Psalm 080

1    Hear, Isr’el’s Shepherd! like a flock

          thou that dost Joseph guide;

     Shine forth, O thou that dost between

          the cherubims abide.

2    In Ephraim’s, and Benjamin’s

          and in Manasseh’s sight,

     O come for our salvation;

          stir up thy strength and might.

3    Turn us again, O Lord our God,

          and upon us vouchsafe

     To make thy countenance to shine,

          and so we shall be safe.

4    O Lord of hosts, almighty God,

          how long shall kindled be

     Thy wrath against the prayer made

          by thine own folk to thee?

5    Thou tears of sorrow giv’st to them

          instead of bread to eat;

     Yea, tears instead of drink thou giv’st

          to them in measure great.

6    Thou makest us a strife unto

          our neighbours round about;

     Our enemies among themselves

          at us do laugh and flout.

7    Turn us again, O God of hosts,

          and upon us vouchsafe

     To make thy countenance to shine,

          and so we shall be safe.

8    A vine from Egypt brought thou hast,

          by thine outstretched hand;

     And thou the heathen out didst cast,

          to plant it in their land.

9    Before it thou a room didst make,

          where it might grow and stand;

     Thou causedst it deep root to take,

          and it did fill the land.

10   The mountains vail’d were with its shade,

          as with a covering;

     Like goodly cedars were the boughs

          which out from it did spring.

11   Upon the one hand to the sea

          her boughs she did out send;

     On th’ other side unto the flood

          her branches did extend.

12   Why hast thou then thus broken down,

          and ta’en her hedge away?

     So that all passengers do pluck,

          and make of her a prey.

13   The boar who from the forest comes

          doth waste it at his pleasure;

     The wild beast of the field also

          devours it out of measure.

14   O God of hosts, we thee beseech,

          return now unto thine;

     Look down from heav’n in love, behold,

          and visit this thy vine:

15   This vineyard, which thine own right hand

          hath planted us among;

     And that same branch, which for thyself

          thou hast made to be strong.

16   Burnt up it is with flaming fire,

          it also is cut down:

     They utterly are perished,

          when as thy face doth frown.

17   O let thy hand be still upon

          the Man of thy right hand,

     The Son of man, whom for thyself

          thou madest strong to stand.

18   So henceforth we will not go back,

          nor turn from thee at all:

     O do thou quicken us, and we

          upon thy name will call.

19   Turn us again, Lord God of hosts,

          and upon us vouchsafe

     To make thy countenance to shine,

          and so we shall be safe.

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.