1By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
   when we remembered Zion.
  2There on the poplars
   we hung our harps,
  3for there our captors asked us for songs,
   our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
   they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

  4How can we sing the songs of the Lord
   while in a foreign land?
  5If I forget you, Jerusalem,
   may my right hand forget its skill.
  6May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
   if I do not remember you,
  if I do not consider Jerusalem
   my highest joy.

  7Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did
   on the day Jerusalem fell.
  “Tear it down,” they cried,
   “tear it down to its foundations!”
  8Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,
   happy is the one who repays you
   according to what you have done to us.
  9Happy is the one who seizes your infants
   and dashes them against the rocks.