Zion's Restoration

A song of ascents.

1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,a we were like those who dream.

References for Psalms 126:1

    • a 126:1 - Or Lord returned those of Zion who had been captives
      2 Our mouths were filled with laughter then, and our tongues with shouts of joy. Then they said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them."
      3 The Lord had done great things for us; we were joyful.
      4 Restore our fortunes,b Lord, like watercourses in the Negev.c

      References for Psalms 126:4

        • b 126:4 - Or Return our captives
        • c 126:4 - Seasonal streams in the arid south country
          5 Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy.
          6 Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.