Psalmus David, Jeremiæ. Super flumina...
Language: Latin 
1 [Psalmus David, Jeremiæ.] Super flumina Babylonis illic
  sedimus et flevimus, cum recordaremur Sion.
2 In salicibus in medio ejus suspendimus organa nostra:
3 quia illic interrogaverunt nos, qui captivos duxerunt nos, verba cantionum;
  et qui abduxerunt nos: Hymnum cantate nobis de canticis Sion.
4 Quomodo cantabimus canticum Domini in terra aliena?
5 Si oblitus fuero tui, Jerusalem, oblivioni detur dextera mea.
6 Adhæreat lingua mea faucibus meis, si non meminero tui; 
  si non proposuero Jerusalem in principio lætitiæ meæ.
7 Memor esto, Domine, filiorum Edom, in die Jerusalem:
  qui dicunt: Exinanite, exinanite usque ad fundamentum in ea.
8 Filia Babylonis misera! beatus qui retribuet tibi
  retributionem tuam quam retribuisti nobis.
9 Beatus qui tenebit, et allidet parvulos tuos ad petram.

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Psalm 136 (137)
Language: English  after the Latin 
1 Upon the rivers of Babylon, 
  there we sat and wept: when we remembered Sion:
2 On the willows in the midst thereof we hung up our instruments.
3 For there they that led us into captivity required of us the words of songs. 
And they that carried us away, said: Sing ye to us a hymn of the songs of Sion.
4 How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land?
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten.
6 Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee:
7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of Jerusalem: 
Who say: Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
8 O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be 
who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.
9 Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock.

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This text was added to the website: 2006-03-28
Line count: 13
Word count: 163