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Psalms 137 - NIV

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

2 There on the poplars
we hung our harps,

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


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

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

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


Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did
on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations!”

8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,
happy is the one who repays you
according to what you have done to us.

9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants
and dashes them against the rocks.

More sermons on Psalms 137

Sermons on Psalms 137

  • You Don't Have The Right To Remain Silent Series

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Jan 16, 2012
    based on 10 ratings

    Background for Nehemiah series, motivating the decimated. In this message we talk about the morale of the Jews who long ago had hung up their harps and how Nehemiah had to some how motivate them to build again.

    You Don't Have the Right to Remain Silent PPT 1 - Series slide Last week we began our series on the book of Nehemiah, "Rebuilding and Restoring," by reading the first four verses of chapter 1 and noting that the people living in Jerusalem were living in great reproach and distress behind broken more

  • How To Get Out Of Babylon

    Contributed by Spencer Miller on Jun 30, 2010
    based on 17 ratings

    Babylon is more than a ancient land mentioned in the Bible. Babylon is anywhere we as believers don't belong. It is being held captive by the devil.

    INTRODUCTION: The sentiment of the Israelites during this difficult time in their history is summed up there in the fourth verse. "How shall we sing the Lord's song in this strange land?" In other words, we really don't belong here in Babylon. We are aliens here. We are refugees here. We are more

  • Dreams, Tears And A Song

    Contributed by Malcolm Coby on Feb 22, 2010
    based on 8 ratings

    We have dreams that are interrupted by situations that result in tears, but God gives us a song of hope and a pre-determined purpose.

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  • The Burden Of The Backslidder

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Dec 27, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    This shows how sin can rob one of his song...

    THE BURDEN OF THE BACKSLIDDER Psalms 137:1-4 W. Max Alderman INTRODUCTION: This is the record of the Jews in their Babylonian captivity. While back in Jerusalem they were free, but now they are in bondage. They once enjoyed the blessings of more

  • I Sat Down And Hung Up My Harp!

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb 11, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    Sometimes negative things happen to us. Our enemy is trying to steal your song! We must keep singing! A song can rock the jail house!

    I SAT DOWN, THEN I HUNG UP MY HARP? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Psalm 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise. I. HOW CAN WE SING? I SAT DOWN AND CRIED. THEN I HUNG UP MY HARP? Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we more