Psalm 126—Advent 3



When Yahweh restored the fortunes of Zion,

    We were like people who dream. (1)

Then our mouth was filled with laughter,

    And our tongue with a ringing cheer.

Then they said among the nations:

    "Yahweh has accomplished a great thing in his dealings with them." (2)

    Yahweh did accomplish a great thing in his dealings with us,

    We were glad. (3)

Yahweh, restore our fortunes like riverbeds in the Negeb. (4)

    Those who plant seeds with tears bring in the harvest with a ringing cheer. (5)

People who carry the leather pouch full of seed weep as they go along;

    But those who carry in the sheaves proceed with a ringing cheer. (6)


Feel free to use this translation in Christian worship.