Babelís Streams 126
Tune: Stephen Jenks, 1810
Alto: W. R. McCoy, 1902
Lyrics: Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases, 1650
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
By Babelís streams we sat and wept,
While Zion we thought on;
Amidst thereof we hung our harps,
The willow trees upon.
With all the powír and skill I have,
Iíll gently touch each string;
If I can reach the charming sound,
Iíll tune my harp again.
For there a song required they,
Who did us captive bring;
Our spoilers callíd for mirth, and said,
A song of Zion sing.
O how the Lordís song shall we sing
Within a foreign land?
If thee, Jerusílem, I forget,
Skill part from my right hand.