French Leader: 1 Quand l’Éternel ramena les captifs de Sion,
Nous étions comme ceux qui font un rêve.
English Leader: 1 When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,
it was like a dream!
ALL: 2 We were filled with laughter,
and we sang for joy.
French Leader: 2 Alors on disait parmi les nations:
L’Éternel a fait pour eux de grandes choses!
English Leader: 2 And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
ALL: 3 Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy!
4 Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert.
French Leader: 5 Ceux qui sèment avec larmes
Moissonneront avec chants d’allégresse.
English Leader: 5 Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
ALL: 6 They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the harvest.