Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Rain On Me - Psalm 125 (126)




PSALM 125 (126)
A song of ascents.


         When the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion,
we were like them that are comforted.
         Then was our mouth was filled with gladness,
and our tongue with joy.
         Then shall they say among the heathen,
The Lord hath done great things for them.
         The Lord hath done great things for us,
and we are glad.
         Turn again our captivity, O Lord,
as the streams in the south.
         They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
         They went on and wept,
as they cast their seed.
         But they shall come again with rejoicing,
bringing their sheaves with them.



As the Psalmist travels, the rains help prepare the Negeb for planting. If he had stayed back in Kedar, he would be literally putting down roots for another season in the land of his captivity. Instead, with tears of joy and loss, he is seeking to receive a harvest of righteousness, feasting on God himself in His house.





We had gone out with weeping
Carrying seed to sow
Now with songs of joy
Our sheaves overflow


Rain on me O Lord
While my tears rain down
Let our captives return in a flood
To your holy town


When the Lord brought back the captives
We were like those who dreamed
We sang songs of joy
The Lord had done great things


Rain on me O Lord
While my tears rain down
Let our captives return in a flood
To your holy town

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