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 Zion’s bondage God turned back,
as men that dreamed were we.
2 Then filled 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 The man who, bearing precious seed,
in going forth doth mourn,
he doubtless, bringing back his sheaves,
rejoicing shall return.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P126a

Text Information

First Line: When Zion's bondage God turned back
Title: When Sion's bondage God turn'd back
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P126a

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P126b

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