Along the banks where Babel's current flows

Along the banks where Babel's current flows

Author: Joel Barlow
Published in 61 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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Along the banks where Babel's current flows,
Our captive bands in deep despondence strayed,
While Zion's fall in sad remembrance rose,
Her friends, her children, mingled with the dead.



Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #164

Author: Joel Barlow

Barlow, Joel, born at Reading, Connecticut, 1755 [sic], graduated at Yale 1778, and died near Cracow, Poland, 1812, He was well known as an author and politician during and after the American Revolution. His publications include Hasty Pudding; Columbia, &c. In 1785, at the request of the (Congregational) General Association of Connecticut, he corrected and enlarged Dr. Watts's Psalms, supplying those omitted by Watts, and adapting the whole to American thought and circumstances. This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after. Its title is somewhat curious as setting forth its design. It reads:— Psalms carefully suited to the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Along the banks where Babel's current flows
Author: Joel Barlow
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.CLII

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #7

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A Selection of Sacred Songs #7

Cantica Laudis #d6

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Carmina Sacra #232b

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d30

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Church Melodies #199

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Church Psalmist #P137e

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Church Psalmist #P137e

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Church Psalmist #P137e

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Church Psalmody #P137.1

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Church Psalmody #P137a

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David's Harp #230

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #260

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #244

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #CXXXVII

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Evangelical Hymns #531

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Evangelical Musick #244

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d7

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P137a

Melodies of the Church #d31

Psalmista #d6

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #P137.3

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P137.2

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Psalms and Hymns #P137a

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #137

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d9

Social Melodies #d7

Songs for the School Room #d3

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d7

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d8

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The Baptist Hymn Book #B125

The Carol #d7

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The Christian Harmonist #228

The Christian Harmony #d10

The Christian Lyre #d9

The Christian Minstrel #d7

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The Christian Psalmist #P137a

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P137c

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The Christian's Harp #126

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The Columbian Repository #331

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d8

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The Jubilee Harp #421

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The Lord's Songs #CCLI

The Modern Harp #d10

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d15

The Psalmodist #d4

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The Psalms of David #137

The Psaltery #d8

The Sacred Melodeon #d4

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #164

The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #164

The Temple Harp #d8

The Thanksgiving #d5

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The Vestry Singing Book #81b

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