Psalm 126 | Paraphrase by Michael Morgan | Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year C)

The following paraphrase of Psalm 126 is from my dear friend and mentor, Michael Morgan. This paraphrase of Psalm 126 (and, in fact, every psalm) can be found in his published psalter, Psalter for Christian Worship, Revised Edition. The suggested tunes for this Psalm (8.7.8.7. D) are IN BARILONE, HOLY MANNA, and BEACH SPRING. Psalm 126 is the lectionary psalm for the fifth sunday in lent, year c.

When the Lord brought home our treasure,
     All delights were like a dream;
In defeat, a shout of vict’ry;
     In the sand, a flowing stream.
Mouths that once were parched with anguish
     Now with shouts of joy are filled;
Laughter now displaces sadness
     For the goodness God has willed.

Bring us back to former glory,
     Lost through years of exile’s pain;
Generations long forgotten
     Seek God’s favor to regain.
Those who plant their seeds with grieving,
     Wetting soil with falling tears,
Shall rejoice in time of harvest,
     Reaping hope for all their years.

Used with permission from Michael Morgan.

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