When God first brought us back from exile,
we were as dazed as those who dream.
Then were our mouths brimming with laughter;
joy from our lips gushed like a stream.
The godless cried in envious wonder,
“Look what the Lord has done for them!”
Indeed our God has greatly blessed us;
rejoice and sing, Jerusalem!
Once more, O Lord, restore your people;
come with your saving help again,
as to the brook-beds in the desert
you bring the sweet, reviving rain.
Let those who sow with tears and sighing
sing as they reap and joy proclaim:
may those who weep when seed is scattered
gather their sheaves and praise your name.
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #55||When God First Brought Us Back (Psalm 126)||When God first brought us back from exile||WAYFARING STRANGER||Carl P. Daw Jr||126.96.36.199 D||Psalm 126||2013||Covenant Faithfulness | ; God's | Salvation|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #126A||When God First Brought Us Back||When God first brought us back from exile||WAYFARING STRANGER||Carl P. Daw Jr., b. 1944||188.8.131.52 D||Psalm 126||2012||Biblical Names and Places | Negeb; Biblical Names and Places | Zion; Church Year | Advent; Church Year | Lent; Daily Prayer | Midday Prayer; Disciples / Calling | ; Freedom | ; God's | Wonders; God's | People (flock, sheep); Jesus Christ | Mind of; Joy | ; Lament | Community; Lament | General; Patience | ; Rejoicing | ; Return from Exile | ; Salvation | ; Sorrow | ; Temptation And Trial | ; Victory | ; Year B, Advent, 3rd Sunday | ; Year B, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, October 23-29 | ; Year B, Thanksgiving Day, Canada, 2nd Monday in October | ; Year B, Thanksgiving Day, USA, 4th Thursday in November ||
|Sing! A New Creation #210||Psalm 126: When God First Brought Us Back from Exile||When God first brought us back from exile||WAYFARING STRANGER||Carl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944||98 98 D||Psalm 126||2002||Intercessory Prayers ||