Psalm 126: When God First Brought Us Back from Exile

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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!

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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.

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Author: Carl P. Daw

Daw was educated at Rice University, and the University of Virginia. He was ordained in 1982. Since 1996, he has been Executive Director of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com) Go to person page >

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First Line: When God first brought us back from exile
Title: Psalm 126: When God First Brought Us Back from Exile
Author: Carl P. Daw
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Copyright: Text © 1996, Hope Publishing Co.

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