By the waters of Babylon we sat | down and wept,
* when we re- | -membered thee, O Sion.
2 As for our harps, we | hanged them up
* upon the | trees that are therein.
3 For they that led us away captive, required of us then a song, and melody | in our heaviness:
* Sing us | one •of the• songs of Sion.
4 How shall we sing the | LORD's song
* in | — a strange land?
5 If I forget thee, | O Jerusalem,
* let my right | hand forget her cunning.
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof | of my mouth;
* yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem a- | -bove my chief joy.
7 Remember the children of Edom, O LORD, in the day | of Jerusalem;
* how they said, Down with it, down with it, | even to the ground.
8 O daughter of Babylon, | wasted• with misery;
* yea, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as | thou hast served us.
9 Blessed shall he be that | taketh• thy children,
* and throweth | them against the stones.
Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,
* and | to the Holy Ghost,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,
* world without | end. Amen.