1 By Babel’s streams we sat and wept,
when Zion we thought on.
2 In midst thereof we hung our harps
the willow trees upon.
3 For there a song required they,
who did us captive bring:
our spoilers called for mirth, and said,
A song of Zion sing.
4 O how the Lord’s song shall we sing
within a foreign land?
5 If thee, Jerusalem, I forget,
skill part from my right hand.
6 My tongue to my mouth’s roof let cleave,
if I do thee forget,
Jerusalem, and thee above
my chief joy do not set.
7 Remember Edom’s children, Lord,
who in Jerusalem's day,
Even unto its foundation, raze,
yea, raze it quite, did say.
8 O thou unto destruction doomed,
daughter of Babylon,
happy the man that doth to thee
as thou to us hast done.
9 Yea, happy surely shall he be
thy tender little ones
Who shall lay hold upon, and them
shall dash against the stones.
DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…