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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 126

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.