Words: Dan Kreider

Music: Dan Kreider

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By the waters of sorrow we sat;
quiet, our harps
hung in the midst.
Tears of memory fell from our eyes;
sorrow for shadows of home

There our captors demanded a song
“Sing us a tune,
music for mirth!”
They’ve all faded, the songs of the Lord,
lost in captivity’s land.

If I forget
the city of God,
let every song pass away.
If Zion joys
fade from my eyes,
no more the melody play.

Lord, remember the cries of our foes,
“Cities lay bare,
nothing remains!”
Let their ruin return to their own,
sorrow for sorrow repaid.

If I forget
the city of God,
let every song pass away.
If Zion joys
fade from my eyes,
no more the melody play.
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