By the Waters of Babylon


"By the Waters of Babylon" is the third song of Tom Cipullo's song cycle Singing, which sets the text of various writers.

By the Waters of Babylon
excerpted from Psalm 137

By the waters of Babylon,
we sat down and wept,
as we remembered Zion.
We hung our harps on willows there.
For there our captors required of us song,
saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”
“How shall we sing the Lord’s song
in a foreign land?”

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