Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 27 — Psalm 126

Song of the returning exiles

Song of Ascents.

When Yahweh brought Zion's captives home,
at first it seemed like a dream;
then our mouths filled with laughter
and our lips with song.

Even the pagans started talking
about the marvels Yahweh had done for us!
What marvels indeed He did for us,
and how overjoyed we were!

Yahweh, bring all our captives back again
like torrents in the Negev!
Those who went sowing in tears
now sing as they reap.

They went away, went away weeping,
carrying the seed;
they come back, come back singing,
carrying their sheaves.

Next… Psalm 127

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