Dear Friend of Hymnary,

Our June fund drive (one of two such drives we offer each year) ends soon (on June 30), and we have almost reached our goal. If you haven't given yet, would you consider doing so today? Keeping this site going does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So, if you benefit from Hymnary.org, you can make your tax-deductible contribution through the Calvin College donation page, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team, thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Psalm 137: By Babel's streams we sat and wept

By Babel's streams we sat and wept, When Sion we thought on

Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 By Babel’s streams we sat and wept,
when Sion we thought on.
2 In midst thereof we hang’d our harps
the willow-trees upon.

3 For there a song required they,
who did us captive bring:
Our spoilers call’d for mirth, and said,
A song of Sion sing.

4 O how the Lord’s song shall we sing
within a foreign land?
5 If thee, Jerus’lem, I forget,
skill part from my right hand.

6 My tongue to my mouth’s roof let cleave,
if I do thee forget,
Jerusalem, and thee above
my chief joy do not set.

7 Remember Edom’s children, Lord,
who in Jerus’lems day,
Ev’n unto its foundation,
Raze, raze it quite, did say.

8 O daughter thou of Babylon,
near to destruction;
Bless’d shall he be that thee rewards,
as thou to us hast done.

9 Yea, happy surely shall he be
thy tender little ones
Who shall lay hold upon, and them
shall dash against the stones.

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases

Text Information

First Line: By Babel's streams we sat and wept, When Sion we thought on
Title: Psalm 137: By Babel's streams we sat and wept
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Timeline




Advertisements