Psalms 137

Brenton(i) 1 (136:1) For David, a Psalm of Jeremias. By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat; and wept when we remembered Sion. 2 (136:2) We hung our harps on the willows in the midst of it. 3 (136:3) For there they that had taken us captive asked of us the words of a song; and they that had carried us away asked a hymn, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Sion. 4 (136:4) How should we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? 5 (136:5) If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill. 6 (136:6) May my tongue cleave to my throat, if I do not remember thee; if I do not prefer Jerusalem as the chief of my joy. 7 (136:7) Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to its foundations. 8 (136:8) Wretched daughter of Babylon! blessed shall he be who shall reward thee as thou hast rewarded us. 9 (136:9) Blessed shall he be who shall seize and dash thine infants against the rock.