for my family,
for the wisdom of friends,
for the mercy of God,
for challenge and change,
for mountains and deserts,
for forests and beaches,
for poetry and prayer,
for potatoes and wine and cranberry pie,
for starry nights,
for grace for the past,
hope for the future,
and peace for the present.
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.-Psalm 126, KJV