Psalm 126 W. W.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
4-12's and 2-10's
1 When that the Lord again his Zion had forth brought From bondage great and also servitude extreme, His work was such as did surmount man's heart and thought; So that we were much like to them that used to dream: Our mouths were all with laughter fill-ed then, Also our tongues did show us joyful men.
2 The heathen folk were forcèd then this to confess, How that the Lord for them also great things had done; but much more we, and therefore can confess no less; Wherefore to joy we have good cause, as we begun O Lord, go forth, Thou canst our bondage end, Who to deserts does flowing rivers send.
3 Full true it is, that they which sow in tears indeed, A time will come when they shall reap in mirth and joy: They went and wept in bearing of their precious seed, For that their foes full oftentimes did them annoy; But their return they joyfully shall see, Their sheaves bring home, and not impairèd be.