When the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion, then were we like unto them that dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy.
Then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
Yea, the Lord hath done great things for us already, whereof we rejoice.
Turn our captivity, O Lord, as the rivers in the south.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth good seed, shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.