633. River of Babylon

1 By thy dark, deceptive flow,
Sighing, moaning river,
Captives sing their songs of woe,
Songs of woe forever.

Refrain:
From thy bondage I am free,
O destroying river;
I shall weep no more by thee,
Weep no more forever.

2 Songs of Zion ne’er shall we
Sing by thee, O river;
Praise be heard no more in thee,
Heard no more forever. [Refrain]

3 Golden days are past with thee,
Days are dark, O river;
Harps untuned shall silent be,
Silent be forever. [Refrain]

4 Weeping stands the willow tree
On thy shore, O river;
’Neath its shade my walk shall be
Nevermore forever. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: By thy dark, deceptive flow
Title: River of Babylon
Author: Charles E. Orr (1907)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: Psalm 137:1-4
Topic: Captivity/Freedom
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/River_of_Babylon); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Truth in Song, 1907 (101); Harlan D. Sorrell, The " Last Reformation" Truth in Song (32)
Refrain First Line: From thy bondage I am free
Tune Information
Name: [By thy dark, deceptive flow]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1907)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: D Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/River_of_Babylon); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Truth in Song, 1907 (101); Harlan D. Sorrell, The " Last Reformation" Truth in Song (32)



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