Paraphrased by Pastor William
God of the angels;
your smile delights us.
You brought the vine from captivity;
you re-planted it in safety.
You cleared the ground of weeds;
it grew abundantly under your care.
It grew so high it shaded your mountains,
It reached up to the tallest trees;
it grew so wide it touched the seas,
it took root in the mighty rivers.
Why then do you no longer protect it?
Everyone eats of its fruits;
the animals trample and ruin it;
everything takes advantage of it.
Remember us, your vine, O great Creator;
pour your life-giving attention on us,
restore us, O God of love;
renew our life with your grace.