Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return

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Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return,
And come with singing unto Zion;
And everlasting joy shall be upon their head.

Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return,
And come with singing unto Zion;
And everlasting joy shall be upon their head.

They shall obtain gladness and joy;
And sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
(Repeat the first three lines)
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Lyn Muirhead

Seattle, WA, United States

Enjoyed singing this song yesterday at Sister Ruth's funeral with so many who love the Lord.

Ruth loved the Lord dearly an wrote a few songs

I knew her when she had her first daughter, such a delightful sister from a big family who were all musical.


Rodney Lake

Tauranga, New Zealand

The lyrics of this song come from Isaiah 51:11 - however the composer of the melody Ruth Fergusson is my mother. She passed away a few days ago (1st April 2017) and we will be singing her song at her funeral tomorrow with joy. She was always blessed to know her song was such a blessing to so many.


Steven Burns

Warragul, Victoria, Australia

Wow! This song came to me as I was reading this morning. I remember when David and Dale Garret came to Traralgon in about 1974 and the church was overflowing with people.

Bless them and the Scripture in Song team for all the inspiration they have provided over the years.

This song and The Figtree does not Blossom are consistently brought back to my memory thanks for the memories guys! Shalom


Judy

CA, United States

We were having devotions this morning and this song was on the tip of my tongue but just couldn't remember it. So glad to have found it here. Thanks!


Ndidi

London

Thank you so much for this opportunity to sing my heart out, the rest of this week. Thank you.


Carmen Ortega

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Everlasting joy!!


Shell Hickin

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Wow, this song came to me today, not surprisingly actually, as I've been having some down moments & this has lifted me! You may wonder where I remember it from, well it was back in the early 80's, at church, where it was a very lively & catchy song. I think I will pass it on to a few others, & see if my folks remember it! The good thing I remember about church songs back in the 80's is, they seem to be directly from the Bible verses, which I feel is amazing! Some songs these days aren't really what you would imagine biblical songs to be like. I know God knows our hearts. God bless to all. <><


Laurice Cox

Milam County, Texas, United States

I was led by the Lord this morning to Isaiah 35. When I read verse 10 I was struck by a portion of this melody--a song I sang many, many years ago, and not sure even where. I tried many variations of titles on YouTube but couldn't find it, and I checked hymnals and a few web sites. So glad to have found it here! It is such a joyful, God-honoring song, and will be on my lips and in my heart for days, I am sure. By the way, it's precious to read other people's comments, too. May God richly bless each of you brothers and sisters! I will see you one day in Glory!


Olusesan Ralpheal

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

....everlasting joy shall be upon our head.. I love this song and it's keeping me grow in spirit and in Christ... as I believe as am singing unto Zion.. everlasting joy wont leave me.

It's on repeat, my caller tone, my car. I love listening to the tone.


Bernadette Lund

Edson, Alberta, Canada

As I was making my way to the hospital to have an MRI on my knees. This song popped into my brain. I wondered why? Before any exams they need to find out about you. I told them I had brain surgery 12 yrs ago. They needed to see the xrays. Well I wasn't getting the MRI because I have a metal clip in my brain. God saves lives. And He saved me again. He's so great.