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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Psalm Challenge 136

Psalm Challenge 136
i joined robert's psalm challenge, first as an observer, then jumping in one day with my own entry, then afterwards as my own journey.
each week, as sunday commences, European time, the unwritten rule, interpret the song of the week,
do some bible study, read each psalm, one at a time, then the history of the songs, the translations, the viewpoints. Some themes run through the Psalm songs: hope and faith, redemption, love, music, prayer, God. Like strands, glowing strands of pearls, giving us hope for what is to come when
we suffer a loss or a great injustice.
i enjoy this public domain translation from 1899.

This translation omits the refrain in many of the versions:
His Loving Kindness is Everlasting

Psalm 136
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

136 Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept: when we remembered Sion:
2 On the willows in the midst thereof we hung up our instruments.
3 For there they that led us into captivity required of us the words of songs. And they that carried us away, said: Sing ye to us a hymn of the songs of Sion.
4 How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land?
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten.
6 Let my tongue cleave to my jaws, if I do not remember thee: If I make not Jerusalem the beginning of my joy.
7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom, in the day of Jerusalem: Who say: Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
8 O daughter of Babylon, miserable: blessed shall he be who shall repay thee thy payment which thou hast paid us.
9 Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock.

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) by Public Domain

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