Psalm 137:1-6

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Psalm 137 1By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.

2There on the poplars we hung our harps,

3for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

4How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?

5If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.

6May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.