1 When from captivity the LORD
his Zion did redeem:
We in extacy of soul
were like to them who dream.
2 Then were our mouths with laughter fill'd,
our tongues with shouts did sound:
'The LORD hath done great things for them'
the heathen freely own'd.
3 Great things and marvellous for us,
the LORD hath done indeed;
In the surprizing view whereof
our hearts with joy exceed.
4 LORD, our remaining, captives bring
home from the barb'rous foe.
Like cooling streams which in the south
to thirsty regions flow.
5 Who sow in tears shall reap in joy,
6 Who going forth, did mourn,
Baring choice seed; shall fill'd with joy,
bringing full sheaves return.