When Sion's bondage God turn'd back

When Zion's bondage God turned back

Tune: ABBEY (Scottish Psalter)
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When Sion’s bondage God turn’d back,
as men that dream’d were we.
2 Then fill’d 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.

Source: Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P156

Text Information

First Line: When Zion's bondage God turned back
Title: When Sion's bondage God turn'd back
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T124a

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #T27d

Include 10 pre-1979 instances
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