By the waters of Babylon (V. Krupitsky)
- Editor: Paul Stetsenko (submitted 2017-02-27). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 40 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: An English (abbreviated) translation of V. Krupitsky's setting of Psalm 137.
Title: By the waters of Babylon
Composer: V. Krupitsky
Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SATB, with divisi
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 2017
Description: Psalm 137; part of Eastern Orthodox Lenten Vespers.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 137.
By the waters of Babylon there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion.
On the willows there, we hung up our lyres.
How shall we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither, let my right hand wither.
O daughter of Babylon, you destructive one; blessed is he who requites you with what you have done to us.
Blessed is he who takes your little ones and dashes them against the stone.