A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.
1 Our enemies took us away from Zion.
But when the Lord brought us home,
it seemed like a dream to us.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter.
Our tongues sang with joy.
Then the people of other nations said,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
3 The Lord has done great things for us.
And we are filled with joy.
4 Lord, bless us with great success again,
as rain makes streams flow in the Negev Desert.
5 Those who cry as they plant their crops
will sing with joy when they gather them in.
6 Those who go out weeping
as they carry seeds to plant
will come back singing with joy.
They will bring the new crop back with them.
Oluyimba nga balinnya amadaala.
1Mukama bwe yakomyawo abawaŋŋanguse ba Sayuuni,
2 Olwo akamwa kaffe ne kajjula enseko,
ne nnimi zaffe ne ziyimba ennyimba ez’essanyu.
Amawanga ne gagamba nti,
“Mukama abakoledde ebikulu.”
3 Mukama atukoledde ebikulu,
4 Otuzze obuggya, Ayi Mukama,
tufaanane ng’emigga egikulukutira mu lusenyi.
5 Abo abasiga nga bakaaba amaziga,
baliyimba ennyimba ez’essanyu nga bakungula.
6 Oyo agenda ng’akaaba
ng’atwala ensigo okusiga;
alikomawo ng’ayimba ennyimba ez’essanyu
ng’aleeta ebinywa bye.