Psalm 137 for Lent 4-B (Charles H. Giffen)

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  • (Posted 2015-04-16)   CPDL #35108:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2015-04-16).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
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General Information

Title: Psalm 137 for Lent 4-B
Composer: Charles H. Giffen
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnglican chant

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2015

Description: Responsorial Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 for Lent 4 (B).

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6

Adhaéreat lingua mea fáucibus meis, si non memínero tui!

English.png English text

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

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

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

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!"

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

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

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

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

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