Number: 246
Title: Psalm 137 By the Babylonian Rivers
Composer: Latvian melody Harm. Geoffrey Laycock, b. 1927
Author: Ewald Bash, 1964
Scripture: Psalm 137
Theme: Psalms

1.  By the Babylonian rivers
    We sat down in grief and wept;
    Hung our harps upon the willow,
    Mourned for Zion when we slept.

2.  There our captors in derision
    Did require of us a song;
    So we sat with staring vision,
    And the days were hard and long.

3.  How shall we sing the Lord's song
    In a strange and bitter land;
    Can our voices veil the sorrow?
    Lord God, help Your holy band.