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" 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? "
Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain ... - Page 1513
by John Claudius Loudon - 1838 - 2693 pages
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The Romance of the Word: One Man's Love Affair with Theology : Three Books

Robert Farrar Capon - Religion - 1995 - 373 pages
...fresh springs are in thee." And when the captivity comes, the love only grows greater in the loss: "By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Sion. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let...
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The Political Writings of St. Augustine

Bishop of Hippo Saint Augustine, Dino Bigongiari - Religion - 1996 - 358 pages
...hymn is meet in Sion, and to Thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem. But to-day we have sung, By the waters of Babylon we sat down and •wept, when we remembered Sion. Observe, that in the former it is said, For Thee, O God, a hymn is meet in Sion; but here, By...
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99 Poems in Translation

Harold Pinter, Anthony Astbury, Geoffrey Godbert - Poetry - 1997 - 149 pages
...sorrier than the marriage of two deaths. Translated by ROBERT LOWELL ANONYMOUS 5TH CENTURY BC Psalm 137 I By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept: when we remembered 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...
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The Work of Poetry

John Hollander - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 318 pages
...when I could conclude that the English Church's prayer book provided the canonical text for Eliot: "By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept: when we rememberrd thee O Sion. / As for our harps we hanged them up: upon the trees that arc there-in." The...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...0 give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious: and his mercy endureth for ever. 1438 Psalm 137 vl existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails. 5323 A Portrait of the Artist 1439 Psalm 139 v.13 1 will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 1440 Solemnization...
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An Introduction to Gregorian Chant

Richard L. Crocker - Music - 2000 - 248 pages
...and liturgical use Super ilumina Babylonis, illic sedimus, et flevimus, dum recordaremur tui, Sion. By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Sion. Included in the pool of chants used after Pentecost (usually on the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost)....
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A History of the English Bible as Literature

David Norton - Bibles - 2000 - 484 pages
...banality. To go back to his first Bible (which he later slightly improved) makes blatant the contrast: 'by the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered Sion. As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees, that are therein'. This amounts to more than...
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Piracy, Slavery, and Redemption: Barbary Captivity Narratives from Early ...

Professor Daniel Vitkus - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 376 pages
...understand the meaning of that psalm24 penned by those captive Jews held in Babylonish captivity as now: "By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept when we remembered thee, O! Sion," when we remembered thee, O! England. O! good friends, we hope these our sighs will come to your ears...
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Praying the Bible

Elizabeth Canham - Religion - 2001 - 128 pages
...from home and the temple on Mount Zion, the center of their worship and faith. They bewail their lot: By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered you, O Zion. As for our harps, we hung them up on the trees in the midst of that land. For those who...
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To Michal from Serge: Letters from Charles Williams to His Wife, Florence ...

Charles Williams, Florence Sarah Conway Williams - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 315 pages
...possible) yearn even more for home. Miss P., Mr. Budgen, & I have just been reciting a Psalm—"By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept: when we remembered thee O Zion!"' 62 Though, as I pointed out, I always use the plural Zions: one for the earthly Zion which...
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