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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 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 By Babel’s streams we sat and wept,
when Sion we thought on.
2 In midst thereof we hang’d our harps
the willow-trees upon.

3 For there a song required they,
who did us captive bring:
Our spoilers call’d for mirth, and said,
A song of Sion sing.

4 O how the Lord’s song shall we sing
within a foreign land?
5 If thee, Jerus’lem, 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 Jerus’lems day,
Ev’n unto its foundation,
Raze, raze it quite, did say.

8 O daughter thou of Babylon,
near to destruction;
Bless’d shall he be that thee rewards,
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.

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases

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

Tune

BABEL'S STREAMS


BABEL'S STREAMS


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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The Christian Harmony #6

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