Psalm 126

A Song of Ascents.

This psalm appears to be set in the restoration of Israel following the Babylonian captivity (See Ezr and Neh).

v.1-3 The people rejoice that God has restored them from captivity. They where full of laughter and songs of joy. It was like a dream come true. The nations acknowledged that God had done great things for them.
v.4-6 But there were many hardships yet to be endured and the people petition God to restore them fully. Then those who sow weeping will sing songs of joy.

These words can also speak to revival in the church. Hard work in the dry parched land can turn to overflowing streams of joy.

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