Brenton(i) 1 (126:1) A Song of Degrees. Except the Lord build the house, they that build labour in vain: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman watches in vain. 2 (126:2) It is vain for you to rise early: ye rise up after resting, ye that eat the bread of grief; while he gives sleep to his beloved. 3 (126:3) Behold, the inheritance of the Lord, children, the reward of the fruit of the womb. 4 (126:4) As arrows in the hand of a mighty man; so are the children of those who were outcasts. 5 (126:5) Blessed is the man who shall satisfy his desire with them: they shall not be ashamed when they shall speak to their enemies in the gates.