Daily Reading and Prayer: June 19

Ever wonder where that old song came from, “Bringing In the Sheaves?”
Psalm 126
A song of ascents.
1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dreamed.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
3 The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.

4 Restore our fortunes, Lord,
like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them.

Of course, our prayer today is the old spiritual, “Bringing In the Sheaves!” I grew up listening to the Mills Brothers, favourites of my father. This was on one of their records we had!