Psalm 137: Let My Tongue Be Silenced [4th Lent B]

Rebecca De La Torre


Song mp3:
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Spanish version of this song:

Salmo 136: Si No Me Acuerdo de Ti [4º Cuaresma B]

Lyrics / Letras

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.