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Psalm 137


How Shall We Sing the Lord’s Song?



1 By the waters of Babylon, 

      there we sat down and wept, 

      when we remembered Zion. 

      2 On the willows there 

      we hung up our lyres. 

      3 For there our captors 

      required of us songs, 

      and our tormentors, mirth, saying, 

      “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 


      4 How shall we sing the LORD’s song 

      in a foreign land? 

      5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, 

      let my right hand forget its skill! 

      6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, 

      if I do not remember you, 

      if I do not set Jerusalem 

      above my highest joy! 


      7 Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites 

      the day of Jerusalem, 

      how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare, 

      down to its foundations!” 

      8 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, 

      blessed shall he be who repays you 

      with what you have done to us! 

      9 Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones 

      and dashes them against the rock!