Noonday Prayer: Psalm 126

Psalm 126    
In convertendo

1    When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, *
then were we like those who dream.

2    Then was our mouth filled with laughter, *
and our tongue with shouts of joy.

3    Then they said among the nations, *
"The LORD has done great things for them."

4    The LORD has done great things for us, *
and we are glad indeed.

5    Restore our fortunes, O LORD, *
like the watercourses of the Negev.

6    Those who sowed with tears *
will reap with songs of joy.

7    Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, *
will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.