Thursday, September 08, 2011

Psalm of Ascent, Psalm 126 JOY

The joy of redemption in this psalm for the journey foreshadows the joy of the coming of Christ into the world. This painting has the music and words to the Christmas carol "Joy to the World' incorporated into the composition.

Psalm 126

New Living Translation (NLT)

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
1 When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,[a]
it was like a dream!
2 We were filled with laughter,
and we sang for joy.
And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
3 Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us!
What joy!

4 Restore our fortunes, Lord,
as streams renew the desert.
5 Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
6 They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the harvest.

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