The 4th Sunday of Lent, Year B: Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6

Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

Verse 1:

By the streams of Babylon
   we sat and wept
   when we remembered Zion.
On the aspens of that land
   we hung up our harps.

Verse 2:

For there our captors asked of us
   the lyrics of our songs,
and our despoilers urged us to be joyous:
   “Sing for us the songs of Zion!”

Verse 3:

How could we sing a song of the LORD
   in a foreign land?
If I forget you, Jerusalem,
   may my right hand be forgotten!

Verse 4:

May my tongue cleave to my palate
   if I remember you not,
if I place not Jerusalem
   ahead of my joy.