How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song?

Psalm 137

1 By the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down, yea, we wept
When we remembered Zion.
2 We hung our harps
Upon the willows in the midst of it.
3 For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song,
And those who a plundered us requested mirth,
Saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"

4 How shall we sing the LORD's song
In a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget its skill!
6 If I do not remember you,
Let my b tongue cling to the roof of my mouth -
If I do not exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.

7 Remember, O LORD, against c the sons of Edom
The day of Jerusalem,
Who said, 1 "Raze it, raze it,
To its very foundation!"
8 O daughter of Babylon, d who are to be destroyed,
Happy the one e who repays you as you have served us!
9 Happy the one who takes and f dashes
Your little ones against the rock!

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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