Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return

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)
Amos Kimani

Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

Thanks Lord for taking away my sorrow.

Stephen Kakuru Manywa

Kampala, Uganda

Hallelujah, this hymn makes me long for the day our Lord will take us to be with Him forever. O, how joy will overwhelm us!!


Everlasting joy shall be upon their head.


Falls Church, VA, United States

As I prayed for daughter concerning healing from breast cancer, this song came to me. I had to search for it online. Sang it in the early days of the Catholic Charismatic prayer meetings. Feeds the soul and confirms healing and God’s redemptive power. Thank you all believers and especially the gifted writer who has gone on to glory.


Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Enjoying Isaiah 35 this morning and started humming this tune. Thank You Lord for Your Body and for Your functioning through the members!


Central, Florida, United States

Scripture put to song. I learned this as a child. What a blessing to see other believers across the world have heard it, too!

Juan Mena

Dallas, Texas, United States

Lord thank You for this hymn.

You have a plan for man, even after some have taken a detour, after the world has distracted us from Your ways nothing will stop You from fulfilling Your plan for man to be with You as this verse clearly states, and if there should be a minimal doubt of Your recovering and returning Your redeemed this verse begins telling us Your promise in Isaiah 35:10 with a reminder in 51:11 confirming Your promise and plan.

Lord return Your redeemed today, that their return may be one way and none stop all the way to Zion so that You may be satisfied!

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