Psalm 126: When Sion's bondage God turn'd back
A Song of degrees.
Meter: C.M. (8,6,8,6)
1 When Sion’s bondage God turn’d back, as men that dream’d were we. 2 Then fill’d with laughter was our mouth, our tongue with melody:
They ‘mong the heathen said, The Lord great things for them hath wrought. 3 The Lord hath done great things for us, whence joy to us is brought.
4 As streams of water in the south, our bondage, Lord, recall. 5 Who sow in tears, a reaping time of joy enjoy they shall.
6 That man who, bearing precious seed, in going forth doth mourn, He doubtless, bringing back his sheaves, rejoicing shall return.