When the LORD brought back1 the captives toa Zion, we were like men who dreamed.b2
Our mouths were filled with laughter,2 our tongues with songs of joy.3 Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things4 for them."
The LORD has done great things5 for us, and we are filled with joy.64
Restore our fortunes,c7 O LORD, like streams in the Negev.85
Those who sow in tears9 will reap10 with songs of joy.116
He who goes out weeping,12 carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.