Author: David Mowbray (b. 1938) Hymnal: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #51 (2005) Meter: 188.8.131.52 First Line: God of hosts, you chose a vine Lyrics: 1 God of hosts, you chose a vine
meant to bear the finest wine,
set it in a promised land,
nurtured by your careful hand.
2 Like a cedar, it grew strong,
deep its roots, its tendrils long;
yet, in envy, those around
stripped its branches to the ground.
3 Desolate, to God we cry:
'Spare us from the enemy!'
God of hosts, turn back again,
all such wickedness restrain.
4 Turn us too, for we have failed,
faithfulness has not prevailed;
visit, Lord, and heal your vine,
on its fruit let glory shine! Topics: Penitence Scripture: Psalm 80:7-10 Languages: English Tune Title: ST BEES