¶ The song of the stairs.When the LORD turneth again the captivity of Sion, then shall we be like unto them that dream. Then shall our mouth be filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy. Then shall it be said 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 in his way weeping and beareth forth good seed, shall come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.