How shall we Sing the Lord’s Song? (Psalm 137)

1 By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.

2 On the willows there we hung up our lyres.

3 For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

4 How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a foreign land?

5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!

6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!

7 Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare, down to its foundations!”

8 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us!

9 Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!

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Devotional Reading

A woman in Texas was cleaning out a birdcage with a vacuum cleaner. Suddenly the phone rang. In reaching for the phone, the hose slipped and sucked up the parakeet.

In desperation she rescued the bird, cleaned it and put it back in the cage. But the bird no longer sings. It just sits and stares.

Can this be true of you? Maybe it’s because you’ve been sucked into worldliness. Sin always takes away the song. Sighs, not songs, befit the backslider.

Come to the Lord in confession, won’t you and you’ll return with rejoicing. Then you’ll sing, not just stare.

Prayer: Keep us, Father, from playing with sin. Stop us from going to the places of sin. Enable us to overcome our wrongs and our weaknesses which have us in their grip, and help us to be courageous, cheerful, conquering Christians: through Christ. Amen.

Source: Guido Ministries Seeds of Hope Devotionals by Dr. Larry Guido @www.sowerministries.org. Used with permission.

Bible verses are taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright ©1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission.

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