72. By the Babylonian Rivers (Psalm 137)

Text Information
First Line: By the Babylonian rivers
Title: By the Babylonian Rivers (Psalm 137)
Author: Ewald Bash (1964)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Scripture: Psalm 137; Isaiah 24:8
Topic: God's Covenant with Israel; Lament
Language: English
Copyright: © 1964 American Lutheran Church (admin. Augsburg Fortress)
Tune Information
Name: KAS DZIEDAJA
Harmonizer: Geoffrey Laycock (1971)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Key: d minor
Source: Latvian melody


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.


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