A Song of Ascents.
1When the Lord brought back those who returned to Zion,
we were like those who dream.
2Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
3The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are glad.
4Restore our fortunes again, Lord,
like the streams in the Negev.
5Those who sow in tears will reap in joy.
6He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing,
will certainly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves.