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Psalms 126

A song of ascents.

1 When the Lord brought back the captives to(1) Zion,
     we were like men who dreamed.(2)
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
     our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
     "The Lord has done great things for them."
3 The Lord has done great things for us,
     and we are filled with joy.
4 Restore our fortunes,(1) O Lord,
     like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow in tears
     will reap with songs of joy.
6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.