By Babel's streams we sat and wept, When Sion we thought onPublished in 6 hymnals
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1 By Babel’s streams we sat and wept,
when Sion we thought on.
2 In midst thereof we hang’d our harps
the willow-trees upon.
3 For there a song required they,
who did us captive bring:
Our spoilers call’d for mirth, and said,
A song of Sion sing.
4 O how the Lord’s song shall we sing
within a foreign land?
5 If thee, Jerus’lem, I forget,
skill part from my right hand.
6 My tongue to my mouth’s roof let cleave,
if I do thee forget,
Jerusalem, and thee above
my chief joy do not set.
7 Remember Edom’s children, Lord,
who in Jerus’lems day,
Ev’n unto its foundation,
Raze, raze it quite, did say.
8 O daughter thou of Babylon,
near to destruction;
Bless’d shall he be that thee rewards,
as thou to us hast done.
9 Yea, happy surely shall he be
thy tender little ones
Who shall lay hold upon, and them
shall dash against the stones.
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|Instances (6)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #285||By Babel's streams we sat and wept||By Babel's Streams We Sat and Wept||William B. Bradbury||188.8.131.52||Psalm 137||OLIVE'S BROW||A Flat Major||English||1976|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P168||By Babel's streams we sat and wept||Psalm 137: By Babel's streams we sat and wept||184.108.40.206||Psalm 137||English||1800|
|Southern Harmony, The #52||By Babel's streams we sat and wept||By Babel's streams we sat and wept||220.127.116.11||BABEL'S STREAMS||1835|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #P109||By Babel's streams we sat and wept||18.104.22.168||Psalm 137:1-6||DUNDEE||g minor||English||1897|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #P109||By Babel's streams we sat and wept||Psalm 137:1-6||1915|
|The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #52||By Babel's streams we sat and wept||1854|