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When from captivity the Lord

When from captivity the Lord

Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

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.

Source: The Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, faithfully translated into English Metre: being the New-England Psalm-Book, revised and improved... (2nd ed.) #PCXXVI

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