72. By the Babylonian Rivers (Psalm 137)
||By the Babylonian rivers|
||By the Babylonian Rivers (Psalm 137)|
||Ewald Bash (1964)|
||Psalm 137; Isaiah 24:8|
||God's Covenant with Israel; Lament|
||© 1964 American Lutheran Church (admin. Augsburg Fortress)|Text Information:
Babylon is both geographic and symbolic, the city where exiled Jews were taken and any place where people are forced to remain away from what is dear and holy to them. So we sing this paraphrase of Psalm 137 to its doleful minor tune in solidarity with all displaced people.