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Israel: A Psalm for your 67th Independence Day
We could not let today pass by without acknowledging Israel’s 67th Independence Day, and as it happens, today’s set Psalm in the Anglican liturgy is Psalm 126 which we feel is very apt for this special day.
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, then were we like those who dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter and our tongue with songs of joy.
Then said they among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’
The Lord has indeed done great things for us, and therefore we rejoiced.
Restore again our fortunes, O Lord, as the river beds of the desert.
Those who sow in tears shall reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed, will come back with shouts of joy, bearing their sheaves with them.