when we remembered Zion.r
2 There on the poplarss
we hung our harps,t
3 for there our captorsu asked us for songs,
our tormentors demandedv songs of joy;
they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”w
4 How can we sing the songs of the Lordx
while in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you,y Jerusalem,
may my right hand forget its skill.
6 May my tongue cling to the roofz of my mouth
if I do not remembera you,
if I do not consider Jerusalemb
my highest joy.
7 Remember, Lord, what the Edomitesc did
on the day Jerusalem fell.d
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations!”e
8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,f
happy is the one who repays you
according to what you have done to us.
and dashes themg against the rocks.
2 I will bow down toward your holy templej
and will praise your namek
for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,l
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
that it surpasses your fame.m
you greatly emboldenedp me.
4 May all the kings of the earthq praise you, Lord,
when they hear what you have decreed.
5 May they singr of the ways of the Lord,
for the glory of the Lords is great.
6 Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;t
though lofty, he sees themu from afar.
7 Though I walkv in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.w
8 The Lord will vindicateb me;
your love, Lord, endures foreverc—