In convertendo. The people of God rejoice at their delivery from captivity.
1 When the Lord brought back the captivity of Sion, we became like men comforted.
Canticum graduum. In convertendo Dominus captivitatem Sion, facti sumus sicut consolati.
2 Then was our mouth filled with gladness; and our tongue with joy. Then shall they say among the Gentiles: The Lord hath done great things for them.
Tunc repletum est gaudio os nostrum, et lingua nostra exsultatione. Tunc dicent inter gentes : Magnificavit Dominus facere cum eis.
3 The Lord hath done great things for us: we are become joyful.
Magnificavit Dominus facere nobiscum; facti sumus laetantes.
4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as a stream in the south.
Converte, Domine, captivitatem nostram, sicut torrens in austro.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Qui seminant in lacrimis, in exsultatione metent.
6 Going they went and wept, casting their seeds.
Euntes ibant et flebant, mittentes semina sua.
7 But coming they shall come with joyfulness, carrying their sheaves.
Venientes autem venient cum exsultatione, portantes manipulos suos.