A Joyful Return to ZionA Song of Ascents.
1When ⚓the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion,
⚓We were like those who dream.
2Then ⚓our mouth was filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
3The Lord has done great things for us,
And we are glad.
4Bring back our captivity, O Lord,
As the streams in the South.
5⚓Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
6He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with ⚓rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.