Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us, and we rejoiced. No doubt such language is meant to be lowly, but in truth it is loathsome. Faith's Checkbook, by C.H. "Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible". GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point (c) There is also great hazard; for corn, after it is sown, is subject to many dangers. Then in a fuller sense than even at Pentecost our old men shall see visions, and our young men shall dream dreams: yea, all things shall be so wonderful, so far beyond all expectation, that those who behold them shall ask themselves whether it be not all a dream. This is the seventh step, and we mall there fore expect to meet with some special perfection of joy in it; nor shall we look in vain. Joy! Historical Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point "Behold," saith Peter to Christ, "we have forsaken all, and followed thee" (Mat 19:27); this is the seeding. 3. Verses 4-6.—The saints are oft feeding their hopes on the carcases of their slain fears. A. What? (c) In the endurance of their joy. They have got a hand-hold by this experiment of his power and mercy, and they will not now let him go till they have more; yea, their hope is raised to such a pitch of confidence, that they draw a general conclusion from this particular experience for the comfort of themselves or others in any future distress: "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy," etc., Psalm 126:5-6. They must express their joy and yet they could not find expression for it. The Headstone of the Corner (Psalm 118:22-25) God Our Portion and His Word Our Treasure (Psalm 119:57) Wakeful and Watchful Eyes (Psalm 121:4; 123:2) Tearful Sowing and Joyful Reaping (Psalm 126:6) The Weaned Child (Psalm 131:2) God the Wonder-Worker (Psalm 136:4) The Philosophy and Propriety of Abundant Praise (Psalm 145:7) a) His certain harvest-time—"shall doubtless come again. The soil is rocky, impracticable, overgrown with sharp thorns; and it costs much painful toil to break up and gather out the rock, cut and burn the briars, and to subdue the stubborn soil, especially with their feeble oxen and insignificant ploughs. Want to Read; … - See "Spurgeon's Sermon," No. Resources: Enduring Word commentary; Matthew Henry commentary; Charles Spurgeon's Treasury of David; Faithlife Study Bible on Logos.com. The meanness of the receiver argues the magnificence of the giver. Your handful shall be so greatly multiplied that many sheaves shall spring from it; and you shall have the pleasure of reaping them and bringing them home to the place from which you went out weeping. It is not every sowing which is thus insured against all danger, and guaranteed a harvest; but the promise specially belongs to sowing in tears. For, magna fecit would have served all this; but in saying magnificavit facere, they say magnifecit illos, ut magna faceret pro illis. So the Christian has duties in the closet, in the family, in the church, in the world, etc., etc. Verse 6.—"Precious seed." (b) After the first-fruits, then come sheaves to refresh the husband-man, and to assure him that the full harvest is coming. works written about the 126 psalm. It was he and not Gideon that brought them out of the hands of the Midianites, after seven years' servitude. Some render it, As the mighty waters in the south. Verse 5.—Two pictures. The New Testament The Old Testament A dark and dreary winter succeeds, and all seems to be lost; but at the return of spring universal nature revives, and the once desolate fields are covered with corn which, when matured by the sun's heat, the cheerful reapers cut down, and it is brought home with triumphant shouts of joy. Verse 6.—"Doubtless." Faith's Checkbook - October 18. 4. Ye must resolve to undergo hazards also, in life, lands, movables, or whatsoever else ye have in this world: rather hazard all these before either religion be in hazard, or your own souls. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Abiding is not enough, fruitfulness is added. Winners of souls are first weepers for souls. Major Prophets These foreigners were no dreamers; though they were only lookers on, and not partakers in the surprising mercy, they plainly saw what had been done, and rightly ascribed it to the great Giver of all good. Ever do this till conflict is over!      Laden with his sheaves instead. Peter, being imprisoned by Herod, when he was delivered by an angel, for all the light that did shine in the prison; though the angel did smite him on the side and raised him up; though he caused the chains to fall off his hands; though he spake to him three several times, Surge, einge, circunda;" Arise quickly, gird thyself, and cast thy garment about thee;" though he conducted him safely by the watches; and though he caused the iron gates to open willingly; yet for all this he was like unto them that dream. Psalm 126:1-6 THE PSALM OF THE SOWING SAINT Intro: From Psalm 120 and continuing to Psalm 134, these Psalms are called “Songs of Degrees.” Psalm 126 is the seventh of these fifteen. That is, they thought it was but mere fantasy and imagination.—Sydraeh Simpson, 1658. Dreams are unsubstantial things, but "the Lord turned"—an actual fact. Psalms 126:6. The thoughts of this psalm may likewise have been suggested by the extreme danger which frequently attends the farmer in his ploughing and sowing. Psalm 126:6. Or was it because our humiliation, in that disconsolate condition, did move him to so great compassion? Poetical Books Verse 2.—"Then was our mouth filled with laughter," etc. # turned…: Heb. May the Lord hasten it in his own time. The psalm begins, “When Yahweh brought back those who returned to Zion, we were like those who dream. Verse 1.—"Like them that dream." When the Israelites had served in a strange land four hundred years, it was not Moses, but Jehovah, that brought them out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage. So schrieb C.H. in spurgeon's day IN SPURGEON'S DAY The Jews' deliverance out of Babylon, and the mystery of our Redemption: Plainely demonstrated in ten Sermons upon the 126. -------------------- 867: "Tearful Sowing and Joyful Reaping." When he came to the door of Mary's house, the people reacted as if they were in a dream. (Rom 6:22), "Ye are become servants to God, and have your fruit unto holiness;" this is the sowing: "and the end everlasting life;" this is the reaping. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. -------------------- 1. Psalm 126:6. In proportion to the sorrow of sowing will be the joy of reaping. Holy mourning, saith St. Notice that verse 3 in Psalm 126 is the only verse in this psalm that is in the present tense. 2. For ye know that seed corn is aye dearest. General Epistles So much then, and no less than they. Therefore sparse abroad with a full hand, like a seeds man in a broad field, without fear. Believers know him thus. I saw in seedtime a husbandman at plough in a very rainy day. … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 126" And still another origin may be found for the thoughts of the psalm in the extreme difficulty of the work itself in many places. Verse 6.—"He." Psalms 126. Sermon from Psalm 126 – Captive! Even when they are enduring anything for the Gospel of Christ, it carries contentment and fruit with it. These people not only laughed, but their mouth was filled with laughter; they could not laugh loudly enough, there was no expression of articulate speech that sufficed them at all: “Then was our mouth filled with laughter,” —. The outsider says, “The Lord hath done great things for them.” Ah! Verse 2.—"Then said they among the heathen." "Blessed are they that mourn;" this is the seeding: "for they shall be comforted" (Mat 5:4); this is the harvest. 4. Faith is called "precious seed:" quod rarum est charurn est. “Thou didst it once; do it again. I never realized, however, that these 2 verses are the psalmist's words for the return of the captivity. Whole Psalm.—I believe this psalm is yet once more to be sung in still more joyous strain; once more will the glad tidings of Israel's restoration break upon her scattered tribes, like the unreal shadow of a dream; once more will the inhabitants of the various lands from among whom they come forth exclaim in adoring wonder, "The Lord hath done great things for them," when they see Israelite after Israelite and Jew after Jew, as on that wondrous night of Egypt, with their loins girded, their shoes on their feet, and their staff in their hand, hasting to obey the summons that recalls them to their own loved land! Shelving menu. They shall; and good reason they should, because it was they that did sow. David, Mary Magdalene, Peter: as if they had made good the proverb, "No coming to heaven with dry eyes." Die Schatzkammer Davids - Eine Auslegung zu PSALM 126 von Charles Haddon Spurgeon aus dem Jahr 1885 : —Consider the text in its application to — I. Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings. To themselves they appropriated the joyful assertion; they said "The Lord hath done great things for us," and they declared their gladness at the fact. Thou madest us to live; make us to live again. Psalm 127 is the 127th psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Except the Lord build the house".The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament.In the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is known as Psalm 126 in a slightly different numbering system. Say, thou must thyself drop into the dust of death, and all the storms of that winter must pass over thee, until thy form shall be perished, and thou shalt see corruption. At the moment when he turns our captivity, the heart turns from its sorrow; when he fills us with grace we are filled with gratitude. Verse 2.—"Then was our mouth filled with laughter," etc. Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries) Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical works on the Hebrew text. Some do interpret this verse otherwise; that is, Turn our captivity, O Lord, as the rivers in the south, which in the summer are dried up in the desert places by the heat of the sun, but in the winter are filled up again with plenty of water. We were made to be as them that dream, but we both laughed and sang in our sleep. Verse 6.—In the two parts of this verse we may behold a threefold antithesis or opposition; in the progress, 1. If any of us, having been once lonesome and lingering captives, have now returned home, and have become longing and labouring sowers, may the Lord, who has already delivered us, soon transform us into glad hearted reapers, and to him shall be praise for ever and ever. It was the promise, "I will bring thee back into this land" (Gen 28:15), fulfilled beyond all their hope. 1. It was he and not Jephthah that delivered them from the Philistines and Amorites after eighteen years' oppression. The city of Jerusalem first appeared in these psalms back in Psalm 122, which was the first psalm of triumph. In what he has done for us; -------------------- The Gospels —Ben Tehillim, in "The Book of Psalms, in English Blank Verse," 1883. Verse 2.—"And our tongue with singing." Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. "Yes, FOR US! Improvement. "Whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only"—a little refreshing—"in the name of a disciple; verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward:" Mat 10:42. 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Minor Prophets In this (as in many others) the heathens' saying cannot be mended. Special discoveries—it was true, abiding, etc. I heard one say the other day in prayer "whereof we desire to be glad." "As the streams in the south." there was a choice of nations whom he might have taken in our room, that might have proved far more faithful than we have been for the one half of those favours we have enjoyed. 2. Take that for certain; lay it down as a Scripture proverb. General Epistles It must not be expected in our wintry world, for there is not sun enough to ripen it. Joy cannot be suppressed in the heart, but it must be expressed with the tongue. I never saw people sowing in tears exactly, but have often known them to do it in fear and distress sufficient to draw them from any eye. 2011. Rivers come suddenly in the south: where no spring appears, nor any sign of a river, yet in an hour the water is up and the streams overflow. Pauline Epistles Psalm 126:6. Joy! psa 126:0. —William Digby Seymour, in "The Hebrew Psalter. During his lifetime Spurgeon started a charity organization and founded a pastor’s college, which was renamed Spurgeon’s College after his death. The heathen heard the songs of Israel, and the better sort among them soon guessed the cause of their joy. The Whole Bible Joy! 12/21/20. Psalm 126:6. Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.". See "Spurgeon's Sermons" No. Where else should we go but to him who has done such great things for us? Verse 6.—"He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed," etc. Verse 2.—"Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing." Psalm 123, the trouble psalm in this group, was about looking to the Lord for mercy. Title. Then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. thy work of grace completing This verse will have a higher fulfilment in the day of the final overthrow of the powers of darkness when the Lord shall come forth for the salvation and glorification of his redeemed. b) His abundant joy—"with rejoicing." Let me sleep on, and do not wake me yet. Here is one of the Lord's shalls and wills; it is freely given both to workers, waiters, and weepers, and they may rest assured that it will not fail: "in due season they shall reap. We are secure in faith in Jesus. Observe two things here. -------------------- The past is ever a sure prognostic of the future; the thing which has been is the thing that shall be: we shall again and again find ourselves amazed at the wonderful goodness of the Lord. His humility - "and weepeth" 3. Spurgeon’s “magnum opus” was The Treasury of David which was published over the course of 20 years in the Metropolitan Tabernacle’s periodical, The Sword and the Trowel. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." Doth any think he shall lose by his charity? The doubting and despondent are too concerned about themselves, and too busy seeking comfort, to have either solicitude or energy to spare for the church's welfare; but the joyful heart is free to be earnest for the church's good. Wisdom Literature For many years I was familiar with the last 2 verses of Psalm 126. ", David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Revelation 4-6 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Expostion of John the Baptist (Chuck Missler), Sermon on the Mount Part 1 (Chuck Missler), Intro. 1. 3. Precious seed. Indeed, they always go forth in large companies, and completely armed, ready to drop the plough and seize the musket at a moment's warning; and yet, with all this care, many sad and fatal calamities overtake the men who must thus sow in tears. Verse 1. They wept as they prayed for the return of the captivity. Now the dream is described: “Then our mouth was filled with laughter” (Psalms 126:2). a) His activity—"he goeth forth." Yes, good husbandman, doubtless you will gather sheaves from your sowing. I ask, first, Why of Zion? -------------------- Psalms 126:3. Since then, from multiplied troubles, from depression of spirit, from miserable backsliding, from grievous doubt, we have been emancipated, and we are not able to describe the bliss which followed each emancipation. 2. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible RESTORE OUR FORTUNES AGAIN, YAHWEH. They did not deny the statement which reflected so much glory upon Jehovah: with exultation they admitted and repeated the statement of Jehovah's notable dealings with them. Thou "sowest," perhaps, in "tears;" thou doest thy duty amidst persecution, and affliction, sickness, pain, and sorrow; you labour in the Church, and no account is made of thy labours, no profit seems likely to arise from them. This could not but remind me of David's expression, "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy," etc. No other people except the Jews ever came back from captivity. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Let our hearts gratefully remember the former loving kindnesses of the Lord: we were sadly low, sorely distressed, and completely past hope, but when Jehovah appeared he did not merely lift us out of despondency, he raised us into wondering happiness. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. There are tears which are themselves the seed that we must sow; tears of sorrow for sin, our own and others; tears of sympathy with the afflicted church; and tears of tenderness in prayer and under the word. So sudden and so overwhelming was their joy that they felt like men out of themselves, ecstatic, or in a trance. returned the returning. Find here the index of sermons at the Metropolitan Tabernacle London | Download, listen or watch online | Sermons by Dr. Peter Masters, Pastor at the Metropolitan Tabernacle | Teaching sermons, gospel messages and bible studies Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. -------------------- The Lord now and then gives testimony of a full deliverance to his own people, especially of the deliverance of Sion, and lets them taste of the sheaves which they have reaped. Go tell the story. Some dark cloud lowered over the beloved capital, and its citizens prayed "Turn again our captivity. Turn again our captivity, O Lord:" Psa 126:3-4. [Philippians 4:4] Charles Spurgeon: Joy [06] Joy at Conversion - "The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." His certain harvest-time - "shall doubtless come again." Gospel tears are not lost; they are seeds of comfort: while the penitent doth pour out tears, God pours in joy. INTRODUCTION: We are continuing in our study on the Psalms of Ascent, and our message series is called Stepping Stones to Gods Heart. Poetical Books The text shows us how wise it is to resort anew to the Lord, who in former times has been so good to us. Psalm 126:1-6. It is a blessed thing when saints set sinners talking about the lovingkindness of the Lord: and it is equally blessed when the saints who are hidden away in the world hear of what the Lord has done for his church, and themselves resolve to come out from their captivity and unite with the Lord's people. When you come to reap the fruits of your present trials, you will bless God, who made you sow in tears. God's when is our then. Or the reasons why our labour cannot be in vain in the Lord. And they'll come up like a wood. Psalms 126:1. This is right, inasmuch as the deliverance from the captivity of sin and death should in an increased measure excite those feelings of gratitude which Israel must have felt on being delivered from their corporeal captivity; in this respect again is the history of the outward theocracy a type of the history of the church. It was thus when one morning, after many nights of gloom, Jerusalem arose at dawn of day, and found Sennacherib's thousands a camp of the dead. Hence this joyous surprise. The husbandman has a great variety of work before him; every season and every day brings its proper business. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Aben Ezra, by the words rendered precious seed, or, as they may be, a draught of seed, understands the vessel in which the sower carries his seed, the seed basket, from whence he draws and takes out the seed, and scatters it; see Amos 9:13: so … Major Prophets a Song of drawing upwards," of the drawing (going) up to the heavenly Jerusalem. And so the same word is translated in Isa 38, when Hezekiah recovered, he made a psalm of praise, and said, "O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live." In streams they shall also in the latter days return to their own land, and replenish it yet again. A New Metrical Translation," 1882. Psalm 126 – Amazed at God’s Work. EXEGESIS: CONTEXT: This psalm is composed of two sections: Verses 1-3 speak of a wondrous, joyful time “when Yahweh brought back those who returned to Zion.” This almost certainly refers to the miraculous return of Jewish exiles from Babylonia, which took place when Cyrus, king of Persia, defeated Babylonia and in 538 B.C. 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When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. 2. Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears shalt reap in joy," etc. Other Works. -------------------- GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Fill'd with laughter, stood we gazing, It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with. THE PROMISE in Soul-winning Psalms 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. When this joyful harvest may be expected. He has accomplished, in the sore travail of his soul, the seed time of affliction which is to bear its satisfying harvest when he shall again appear as the reaper of his own reward. No reason for doubt can remain after the Lord has spoken. Do you dare trust the ground and not God? Verse 1.—"The captivity of Zion." O if it be a dream, Thus let our captivity be turned thus speedily and suddenly, though there be no appearance of salvation, no more than there is of a fountain in the sandy desert, or of rain in the clearest of heavens, yet bring salvation for us. Cookie Notice: He turns exile into ecstasy, and banishment into bliss. ", c) His rich rewards—"bringing his sheaves with him. Psalms. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Spurgeon said, “encouraging thoughts are like honey to the heart”, and wrote this devotional in hopes that its uplifting messages for each day of the year would bring comfort and refreshment to our walk with God. Basil, is the seed out of which the flower of eternal joy doth grow. Verses 4-6 are in the future. The faithful sower's return to his Lord. Whole Psalm.—In mine opinion they go near to the sense and true meaning of the Psalm who do refer it to that great and general captivity of mankind under sin, death and the devil, and to the redemption purchased by the death and blood shedding of Christ, and published in the Gospel. Here the trustor becomes a sower: faith works by love, obtains a present bliss, and secures a harvest of delight. In the regress there are three opposites unto these. We know it was but a hill in Jerusalem, on the north side. The joyful reaper. Psalm 126:6. But now, finding the "heathen" so saying; and finding it was all true that they said, they must needs find themselves bound to say at least as much; and more they could not say; for more cannot be said. The best of men are but the children of dust, and grand-children of nothing. Verse 2.—"Then was our mouth filled with laughter." So though no ground appears whence such rivers should flow, yet let our salvation be as rivers in the south, as rivers fetched out of the clouds, and dropped in an instant immediately from the heavens. And what is it they said? # … These psalms trace the upward ascent of our heart to Gods heart, but its not smooth sailing all the way. June 1, 2008 Posted by roberttalley in Joy, Psalms, Religion, Sermons. There is an evident ascent from the last Psalm: that did but hint at the way in which a house may be built up, but this draws a picture of that house built, and adorned with domestic bliss through the Lord's own benediction. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, —, We became Issacs, for he was the child of laughter. The Gospels For what great matter was it for these people of the Jews, being, as it were, a little handful, to be delivered out of temporal captivity, in comparison of the exceeding and incomparable deliverance whereby mankind was set at liberty from the power of their enemies, not temporal, but eternal, even from death, Satan and hell itself? Verse 1.—"We were like them that dream." The word "turn" would seem to be the keynote of the song: it is a Psalm of conversion—conversion from captivity; and it may well be used to set forth the rapture of a pardoned soul when the anger of the Lord is turned away from it. A sojourning: "He that now goeth on his way. Verse 5.—"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy." The garner of his gladness will be filled to overflowing. Verse 2.—The LORD hath done great things." Verse 6.—"Goeth forth." "What shall we have therefore?" Used by Permission. 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