Tears And Joy


Tune: Trentham

('Breathe on me, breath of God')

Psalm 126


When the Lord turned again

Our captivity, then

We were like them that dream, yet we

By Him released, so be


And then was our mouth filled

With laughter, we were healed

And our tongue broke forth into song

Gave Him thanks all day long


Fo even the heathen

Did see God's good hand then

They said, The Lord has done great things

For His people, each sings


And so was our reply

The Lord has helped, He nigh

Has done great things for us and we

Are glad, and do them see


Turn our captivity

O Lord, that we be free

As streams that in the south do flow

So freedom we shall know


They that sow in tears shall

Reap in joy, shall do well

Shall bear precious seed, rejoicing

Return with sheaves singing

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 9th, 2024 03:18
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 12
  • User favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet.
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  • 2781

    Worth singing about!

    • orchidee

      Thanks 2. You got those sheaves?!

    • Accidental Poet

      Well penned Orchi, when I first saw the title I thought KP had left you and Fido. ๐Ÿค”

      • orchidee

        Thanks AP, and for 'favourites' of this and others of my poems.
        Yes lol, could be the title - the tears will be tears of joy too! heehee.

      • GenXer Shamrocker โ˜˜๏ธ

        If you donโ€™t stop pulling at my heart strings, Iโ€™ll be swimming in a river of tears ๐Ÿ˜‡ beautiful!

        • orchidee

          Thanks GS. I was only attempting to sing it - I didn't know my singing would reduce you to tears. lol.

          • GenXer Shamrocker โ˜˜๏ธ

            lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

          • 2 more comments

          • Neville

            well hymn poemed sir Steven ..

            • orchidee

              Thanks N. Yep, 'tis another hymn-poem.

            • Bella Shepard

              What can be more joyful, than praising in song? So good dear Orchi!

              • orchidee

                Thanks Bella. Ooohh, nothing better, as long it's not me singing it! (an 'in-joke' on here. lol).

                • Bella Shepard

                  A good pair of earplugs could fix that, then you can sing as loud and as joyfully as you want. lol back at 'ya dear friend.

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                • Goldfinch60

                  Good one Orchi.

                  • orchidee

                    Thanks Gold. How was harvesting millions of years ago? - sheaves.

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