| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|An Experience of the Captivity|
| ||BY the rivers of Babylon,|
There we sat down, yea, we wept,
When we remembered Zion.
| ||Upon the willows in the midst thereof|
We hanged up our harps.
| ||For there they that led us captive required of us songs, 1|
And they 2 that wasted us required of us mirth, saying,
Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
| ||How shall we sing Jehovahs song|
In a foreign land?
| ||If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,|
Let my right hand forget her skill.
| ||Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,|
If I remember thee not;
If I prefer not Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.
| ||Remember, O Jehovah, against the children of Edom|
The day of Jerusalem;
Who said, Rase it, rase it,
Even to the foundation thereof.
| ||O daughter of Babylon, that 3 art to be destroyed,|
Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee
As thou hast served us.
| ||Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones|
Against the rock.