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By the riuers of Babel we sate, and there wee wept, when we remembred Zion.
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Wee hanged our harpes vpon the willowes in the middes thereof.
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Then they that ledde vs captiues, required of vs songs and mirth, when wee had hanged vp our harpes, saying, Sing vs one of the songs of Zion.
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Howe shall we sing, said we, a song of the Lord in a strange land?
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If I forget thee, O Ierusalem, let my right hand forget to play.
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If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleaue to the roofe of my mouth: yea, if I preferre not Ierusalem to my chiefe ioy.
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Remember the children of Edom, O Lord, in the day of Ierusalem, which saide, Rase it, rase it to the foundation thereof.
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O daughter of Babel, worthy to be destroyed, blessed shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou hast serued vs.
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Blessed shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy children against the stones.