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Psalm 126
ABBEY | Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
1650 Scottish Psalter
Melody from Scottish Psalter, 1615
1 When Zion's bondage God turned back, as men that dreamed were we. 2 Then filled with laughter was our mouth, our tongue with melody: They 'mong the heathen said, The Lord great things for them hath wrought. 3 The Lord hath done great things for us, whence joy to us is brought. 4 As streams of water in the south, our bondage, Lord, recall. 5 Who sow in tears, a reaping time of joy enjoy they shall. 6 That man who, bearing precious seed, in going forth doth mourn, He doubtless, bringing back his sheaves, rejoicing shall return.