Psalms 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.
2On the willows
Or poplars
we hung up our lyres.
3For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4 b  How shall we sing the  Lord’s song
in a foreign land?
5If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
c  let my right hand forget its skill!
6Let my d  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 e  Edomites
f  the day of Jerusalem,
how they said, g  “Lay it bare, lay it bare,
down to its foundations!”
8O daughter of Babylon h  doomed to be destroyed,
blessed shall he be who i  repays you
with what you have done to us!
9Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones
and j  dashes them against the rock!
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