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Psalm 137. Super flumina.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Twenty-eighth Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, *
    when we remembered you, O Zion.
  2. As for our harps, we hung them up *
    on the trees in the midst of that land.
  3. For those who led us away captive asked us for a song, and our oppressors called for mirth: *
    Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
  4. How shall we sing the Lord's song *
    upon an alien soil.
  5. If I forget you, O Jerusalem, *
    let my right hand forget its skill.
  6. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, *
    if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.
  7. Remember the day of Jerusalem, O Lord, against the people of Edom, *
    who said, "Down with it! down with it! even to the ground!"
  8. O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, *
    happy the one who pays you back for what you have done to us!
  9. Happy shall he be who takes your little ones, *
    and dashes them against the rock!
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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