1 A Song of Ascents. When HaShem brought back those that returned to Zion, we were like unto them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; then said they among the nations: 'The HaShem hath done great things with these.'
3 HaShem hath done great things with us; we are rejoiced.
4 Turn our captivity, O HaShem, as the streams in the dry land.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 Though he goeth on his way weeping that beareth the measure of seed, he shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves.