Along the banks where Babel's current flows

Along the banks where Babel's current flows

Author: Joel Barlow
Published in 61 hymnals

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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 This work, published in 1786, went through various editions, and, although officially superseded by Dwight in 1800, it continued to be issued for many years after.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 Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #7

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A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #7

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d6

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

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P137.1

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P137a

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Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #260

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David (4th ed.) #244

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

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Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P137a

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d6

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

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P137a

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: original and selected: in two parts #B125

The Carol #d7

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d10

The Christian Lyre #d9

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d8

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d10

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

The Psalmodist: a Choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes #d4

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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