When Sion's bondage God turn'd back

When Zion's bondage God turned back

Tune: ABBEY (Scottish Psalter)
Published in 10 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
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Old Choir Selections #d61

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Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P156

The Book of Praise #114

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #685

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #685

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