(125-1) <A gradual canticle.> When the Lord brought back the captivity of Sion, we became like men comforted.
(125-2) Then was our mouth filled with gladness; and our tongue with joy. Then shall they say among the Gentiles: The Lord hath done great things for them.
(125-3) The Lord hath done great things for us: we are become joyful.
(125-4) Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as a stream in the south.
(125-5) They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
(125-6) Going they went and wept, casting their seeds. (125-7) But coming they shall come with joyfulness, carrying their sheaves.