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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.