2 We hung our harps. Because this psalm is a remembrance of Babylon, many commentators believe it was written after the return from exile. 1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept. We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it. It contains a cry in captivity (verses 1-4), a vow of remembrance (verses 5-6), and a prayer for judgment (verses 7-9). 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. When we remembered Zion. 3 For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, And those who a plundered us requested mirth, Saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!". Psalm 137 King James Version (KJV) 137 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. On the subject of imprecations (see the note on Psalm 109). Psalm 137 New King James Version << Psalm 136 | Psalm 137 | Psalm 138 >> The Mourning of the Exiles in Babylon. A. Psalm 137 – The Mournful Song of the Exiles. PSALM 137. Singing to the self. Psalm 137. Those that rejoice in God, for his sake make Jerusalem their joy. Longing for Zion in a Foreign Land. THE LOST SONG IN A BACKSLIDER’S LIFE Text: Psalm 137:1-7 INTRODUCTION: Here is a song soaked with tears. Bible > NKJV > Psalm 137 Psalm 137 New King James Version: Par Longing for Zion in a Foreign Land. A SONG FROM THE CAPTIVITY IN BABYLON. The harps that were dedicated to give praise to God are silent now by the River of Babylon (world). 1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept 137 1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. Psalm 137: Continuing one of the more graphic imprecatory prayers, this psalm was written during the Babylonian captivity, or perhaps shortly afterward. 2 We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it. 3 For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, And those who a plundered us requested mirth, Saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” Commentary on Psalm 137:5-9 (Read Psalm 137:5-9) What we love, we love to think of. When suffering, we should recollect with godly sorrow our … Psalm 137 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. It may also have been written many years into the exile. Verse 1. They stedfastly resolved to keep up this affection. 3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 3 For there those who carried us … For once, there is no need for guessing about the occasion of this Psalm. 2 We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it. Psalm 137 How Shall We Sing the Lord 's Song?. A backslidden people have lost their ability to sing the Lord’s song. (1-3) Mourning by Babylon’s rivers. Read verse in New King James Version Upon the willows in the midst of it. 1. 1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. Psalm 137 - By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. 2 We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it. 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