When the Lord turned again the fortunes of Zion :
then were we like men restored to life.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter :
and our tongue with singing.
Then said they among the heathen :
The Lord has done great things for them.
Truly the Lord has done great things for us :
and therefore we rejoiced.
Turn again our fortunes, O Lord :
as the streams return to the dry south.
Those that sow in tears :
shall reap with songs of joy.
He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed :
shall come again in gladness, bringing his sheaves with him.