When As Jehovah Did Return


When as Jehovah did return
Sions captivity
At that time unto them that dream,
Compared might we be.
Then was our mouth with laughter fill’d,
With singing fill’d our tongue.
The Lord hath done great things for them
They said th’ heathen among.

The Lord hath done great things for us,
Whereof we joyful be.
O Lord, like as the southern streams
Turn our captivity.
Who sow in tears shall reap in joy:
Who going go and mourn,
Bearing choice feed, shall sure with joy
Bringing their sheaves return.