137C. Psalm 137 (A Responsorial Setting)

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By the waters, the waters of Babylon,
we sat down and wept, and wept for Zion.
We remember, we remember, we remember Zion.

Text Information
First Line: By the waters, the waters of Babylon
Title: Psalm 137 (A Responsorial Setting)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Atheism; Biblical Names and Places: Babylon; Biblical Names and Places: Edom (18 more...)
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Psalm text)
Copyright: Psalm text © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Notes: Responsorial refrain to reading of Psalm 137. Tone included for chanting.
Tune Information
Key: b minor
Source: Traditional Jewish melody.
Copyright: Tone © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
Notes: The refrain may be sung in canon. With each return of the refrain, sing more quietly. If vv. 7-9 are included as part of the lection, they may be chanted softly or whispered. The speaking of the psalm may be accompanied by soft humming of the melody.

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