Joyful Restoration of Zion
1A Song of Ascents. When Adonai restored the captives of Zion, it was as if we were dreaming.
2Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with a song of joy. Then they said among the nations, “Adonai has done great things for them.”
3Adonai has done great things for us —we are joyful!
4Restore us from captivity, Adonai, like streams in the Negev.
5Those who sow in tears will reap with a song of joy.
6Whoever keeps going out weeping, carrying his bag of seed, will surely come back with a song of joy, carrying his sheaves.