1 By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, ♦︎
when we remembered Zion.
2 As for our lyres, we hung them up ♦︎
on the willows that grow in that land.
3 For there our captors asked for a song,
our tormentors called for mirth: ♦︎
Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4 How shall we sing the Lords song ♦︎
in a strange land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, ♦︎
let my right hand forget its skill.
6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you, ♦︎
if I set not Jerusalem above my highest joy.
7 Remember, O Lord, against the people of Edom
the day of Jerusalem, ♦︎
how they said, Down with it, down with it,
even to the ground.
8 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, ♦︎
happy the one who repays you
for all you have done to us;
9 Who takes your little ones, ♦︎
and dashes them against the rock.
1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; ♦︎
before the gods will I sing praise to you.
2 I will bow down towards your holy temple and praise your name,
because of your love and faithfulness; ♦︎
for you have glorified your name
and your word above all things.
3 In the day that I called to you, you answered me; ♦︎
you put new strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord, ♦︎
for they have heard the words of your mouth.
5 They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, ♦︎
that great is the glory of the Lord.
6 Though the Lord be high, he watches over the lowly; ♦︎
as for the proud, he regards them from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you will preserve me; ♦︎
you will stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
your right hand will save me.
8 The Lord shall make good his purpose for me; ♦︎
your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever;
forsake not the work of your hands.
1 Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; ♦︎
answer me in your righteousness.
2 Enter not into judgement with your servant, ♦︎
for in your sight shall no one living be justified.
3 For the enemy has pursued me,
crushing my life to the ground, ♦︎
making me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4 My spirit faints within me; ♦︎
my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the time past; I muse upon all your deeds; ♦︎
I consider the works of your hands.
6 I stretch out my hands to you; ♦︎
my soul gasps for you like a thirsty land.
7 O Lord, make haste to answer me; my spirit fails me; ♦︎
hide not your face from me
lest I be like those who go down to the Pit.
8 Let me hear of your loving-kindness in the morning,
for in you I put my trust; ♦︎
show me the way I should walk in,
for I lift up my soul to you.
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies, ♦︎
for I flee to you for refuge.
10 Teach me to do what pleases you, for you are my God; ♦︎
let your kindly spirit lead me on a level path.
11 Revive me, O Lord, for your names sake; ♦︎
for your righteousness sake, bring me out of trouble.
12 In your faithfulness, slay my enemies,
and destroy all the adversaries of my soul, ♦︎
for truly I am your servant.