1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, ♦︎
then were we like those who dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter ♦︎
and our tongue with songs of joy.
3 Then said they among the nations, ♦︎
The Lord has done great things for them.
4 The Lord has indeed done great things for us, ♦︎
and therefore we rejoiced.
5 Restore again our fortunes, O Lord, ♦︎
as the river beds of the desert.
6 Those who sow in tears ♦︎
shall reap with songs of joy.
7 Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed, ♦︎
will come back with shouts of joy,
bearing their sheaves with them.