When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, it was as if we were dreaming.
Then our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with joyful songs. Then the nations said, "The LORD has done spectacular things for them."
The LORD has done spectacular things for us. We are overjoyed.
Restore our fortunes, O LORD, as you restore streams [to dry riverbeds] in the Negev.
Those who cry while they plant will joyfully sing while they harvest.
The person who goes out weeping, carrying his bag of seed, will come home singing, carrying his bundles of grain.