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Psalm 137:1–9

Longing for Zion in a Foreign Land

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 aplundered 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 btongue cling to the roof of my mouth—

If I do not exalt Jerusalem

Above my chief joy.

7 Remember, O Lord, against cthe sons of Edom

The day of Jerusalem,

Who said, 1“Raze it, raze it,

To its very foundation!”

8 O daughter of Babylon, dwho are to be destroyed,

Happy the one ewho repays you as you have served us!

9 Happy the one who takes and fdashes

Your little ones against the rock!

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