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Psalm 126

(from Day 27 Evening Prayer)

In convertendo

  1. WHEN the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion: then were we like unto them that dream.
  2. Then was our mouth filled with laughter: and our tongue with joy.
  3. Then said they among the heathen: The Lord hath done great things for them.
  4. Yea, the Lord hath done great things for us already: whereof we rejoice.
  5. Turn our captivity, O Lord: as the rivers in the south.
  6. They that sow in tears: shall reap in joy.
  7. He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth good seed: shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.