A song of ascents.
1 When the Lord turned the fortunes of Zion,
we were like dreamers.
2 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.”
3 The Lord had dealt greatly with us,
4 Turn our fortunes, O Lord,
as the streams in the Negreb.
5 They who sow in tears
shall reap with glad shouts.
6 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.