Psalms 126

Psalm 126

A song of ascents.

When the  Lord turned the fortunes of Zion,
we were like dreamers.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
our tongue with glad shouts;
then among the nations they said,
“The  Lord has dealt greatly with them.”
The  Lord had dealt greatly with us,
and we were rejoicing.

Turn our fortunes, O  Lord,
as the streams in the Negreb.
They who sow in tears
shall reap with glad shouts.
Forth they fare, with their burden of seed,
and they weep as they go.
But home, home, with glad shouts they shall come
with their arms full of sheaves.
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