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- Ps 137
How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song?
1371By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.
2On the willows1 there
we hung up our lyres.
3For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4sHow shall we sing the Lord's song
in a foreign land?
5If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
tlet my right hand forget its skill!
6Let my utongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!
7Remember, O Lord, against the vEdomites
wthe day of Jerusalem,
how they said, x“Lay it bare, lay it bare,
down to its foundations!”
8O daughter of Babylon, ydoomed to be destroyed,
blessed shall he be who zrepays you
with what you have done to us!
9Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones
and adashes them against the rock!