Lyrics from the KJV; melody source unknown.
Shortly after receiving the Spirit of God, Marilyn and I heard this tune to Psalm 126 in the 1970’s while fellowshipping with Charismatics in home meetings, beginning in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
I sang and played this song along with many other portions of psalms, one tune of which the Lord gave me (Psalm 143:8-10). Though we don’t know where this melody for Psalm 126 originated, I like it.
According to my journal, it was around July 9th, 2018 that I first considered adding Psalm 126 to my repertoire. Now, as of November 14, 2018, I do so.
Recently, the words have become a wonderful reality to me. I feel like I’m living a dream, though it’s real. It’s like I’ve “died and gone to Heaven.”
This singing pleasure the Lord has granted me recently is a dream come true, a dream I didn’t even know I was having. Psalm 126 wonderfully expresses the reality.
Music & Lyrics by Victor N. Hafichuk
PSALM 126, KJV
When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laugh – ter, and our tongue with sing – ing,
Then said they among the heathen: The LORD hath done great things for them.
The LORD hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.
Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,
Shall doubtless come a – gain…shall doubtless come a -gain…
Shall doubtless come again with rejoi – cing, bringing his sheaves with him…
Bringing his sheaves with him…bringing his sheaves with him.
(last line optional for outro)