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Psalm 137

Chapter Summary


Have you ever felt imprisoned by circumstances beyond your control? Have you thought it was too hard to sing to God when you were in such trouble? It isn’t true. Praises in trouble are the sweetest praises of all, and will save you from the despairing and sinful vengefulness of the last verses of this psalm

Day 263

Dear God, when I am in trouble, help me to cling to You alone, to sing anyway, no matter how dark it gets, and to pray that my songs may bless and turn a persecutor, rather than giving in to a wish for revenge.

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 137:1

Psalm 137


137 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

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.

How shall we sing the Lord‘s song in a strange land?

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.