1 A Song of Ascents. When Yahweh brought back those who returned to Zion, We were like those who dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing: Then they said among the nations, Yahweh has done great things for them.
3 Yahweh has done great things for us, [Of which] we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O Yahweh, As the streams in the South.
5 Those who sow in tears will reap in joy.
6 He who goes forth and weeps, bearing seed for sowing, Will doubtless come again with joy, bringing his sheaves [with him].