1. [Song of Ascents] When Yahweh brought back Zion's captives we lived in a dream;
2. then our mouths filled with laughter, and our lips with song. Then the nations kept saying, 'What great deeds Yahweh has done for them!'
3. Yes, Yahweh did great deeds for us, and we were overjoyed.
4. Bring back, Yahweh, our people from captivity like torrents in the Negeb!
5. Those who sow in tears sing as they reap.
6. He went off, went off weeping, carrying the seed. He comes back, comes back singing, bringing in his sheaves.