Psalm 137: By Babel's streams we sat and wept

By Babel's streams we sat and wept, When Sion we thought on

Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1.
By Babel's streams we sat and wept,
While Zion we thought on;
Amidst thereof we hung our harps,
The willow trees upon.
With all the power and skill I have,
I'll gently touch each string;
If I can reach the charming sound,
I'll tune my harp again.



Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #52

Text Information

First Line: By Babel's streams we sat and wept, When Sion we thought on
Title: Psalm 137: By Babel's streams we sat and wept
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

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…

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OLD 137th


OLIVE'S BROW


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The Christian Harmony #6

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P137

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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