A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.
1 Our enemies took us away from Zion. But when the Lord brought us home, it seemed like a dream to us. 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter. Our tongues sang with joy. Then the people of other nations said, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord has done great things for us. And we are filled with joy.
4 Lord, bless us with great success again, as rain makes streams flow in the Negev Desert. 5 Those who cry as they plant their crops will sing with joy when they gather them in. 6 Those who go out weeping as they carry seeds to plant will come back singing with joy. They will bring the new crop back with them.