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Psalm 137

By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept :
 when we remembered Zion.
As for our harps we hung them up :
 upon the trees that are in that land.
For there those who led us away captive
   required of us a song :
 and those who had despoiled us demanded mirth, saying
   ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion.’
How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem :
 let my right hand forget its mastery.
Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth :
 if I do not remember you,
   if I do not prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.
[Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem :
 how they said ‘Down with it, down with it, raze it to its foundations.’
O daughter of Babylon, you that lay waste :
 happy shall he be who serves you as you have served us;
Happy shall he be who takes your little ones :
 and dashes them against the stones.]


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