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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.

Or poplars

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?

[Neh. 2:3]

5If I forget you, O Jerusalem,

  tlet my right hand forget its skill!

[Ps. 76:5]

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!

Job 29:10; Ezek. 3:26

7Remember, O Lord, against the vEdomites

  wthe day of Jerusalem,

how they said, x“Lay it bare, lay it bare,

  down to its foundations!”

Hab. 3:13; Zeph. 2:14

See Job 18:20

Isa. 34:5; Lam. 4:21; Ezek. 35:2; [Amos 1:11]; See Jer. 49:7-22; Ezek. 25:12-14; Obad. 8-14

8O daughter of Babylon, ydoomed to be destroyed,

  blessed shall he be who zrepays you

  with what you have done to us!

Jer. 51:24, 56; [Ps. 28:4]

Isa. 21:9; 47:1-15; Jer. 25:12; 50:1-46; 51:1-64; See Isa. 13:1-22

9Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones

  and adashes them against the rock!

2 Kgs. 8:12; Isa. 13:16; Hos. 10:14; Nah. 3:10