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Babel's Streams 126

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Stephen Jenks, 1810
Alto: William Riley McCoy, 1902
Poet: Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases, 1650
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
By Babel's streams we sat and wept,
While Zion we thought on;
Amidst thereof we hung our harps,
The willow trees upon.


By Babel's streams we sat and wept,, Stanza 1
With all the pow'r and skill I have,
I'll gently touch each string;
If I can reach the charming sound,
I'll tune my harp again.