Psalm 126

Dewey Westra, 1967, & William Helder, 1980

  1. When Zion was at last restored,
    Brought out of bondage by the LORD,
    It seemed a dream to us, and we
    All laughed and shouted joyfully.
    Then it was said among the nations,
    “To them the LORD gave restoration.”
    The LORD has done great things for us;
    With joy and thanks His Name we bless.
  2. Restore our fortunes by Thy hand,
    O LORD, like streams in desert land.
    Grant those who sow their seed in tears
    A golden harvest through the years.
    The sower bearing grain in sadness
    Shall certainly come home with gladness
    When, at the harvest, he retrieves
    The increase in abundant sheaves.