A Song of Degrees.
When the Lord turned the captivity of Sion, we became as comforted ones. Then was our mouth filled with joy, and our tongue with exultation: then would they say among the Gentiles, The Lord has done great things among them. The Lord has done great things for us, we became joyful.
Turn, O Lord, our captivity, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. They went on and wept as they cast their seeds; but they shall surely come with exultation, bringing their sheaves with them.