Psalm 137

137A: By the Babylonian Rivers

Other Resources:

  • Purchase an organ accompaniment arranged by David Cherwien and published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers.
  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, CAPTIVITY/KAS DZIEDAJA/BYTHE WATERS.

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Burkhardt, Michael. Five Psalm Improvisations. Morningstar MSM-10-511 [1997]
  • Fedak, Alfred V. 25 More Harmonizations. Selah 160-729 [1998]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Ewald Bash, 1964, © 1964 American Lutheran Church, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Music (CAPTIVITY/KAS DZIEDAJA 8.7.8.7): Latvian melody, P.D.; arr. Greg Scheer © 2011 Greg Scheer
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137B: A Reflection

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.

Copyright Information:

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, taken from Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible, p. 59 © 1970 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Reprint Information:
    • When reprinting this reflection, please use the correct copyright line.

137C: A Responsorial Setting

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1090 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Psalm 137
  • Music (BY THE WATERS): traditional Jewish melody
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Reprint Information:
    • When reprinting the Psalm Text, please use the correct copyright line. Faith Alive Christian Resources gives you permission to reprint the Tone for use in a worship setting.

137D: By the Waters of Babylon

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1090 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.

Copyright Information:

  • Words: sts. 1, 5 traditional; sts. 2-4 Carl P. Daw Jr. (b. 1944) © 1996, 2011 Hope Publishing Company
  • Music (BY THE WATERS): traditional Jewish melody
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137E: God of Memory

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1090 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, EBENEZER/TON-Y-BOTEL.

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Burkhardt, Michael As Though the Whole Creation Cried vol. 2. Morningstar MSM-10-606 [2009]
  • Copes, V. Earle. Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations. Vol II Selah 160-722 [1991]
  • Noble, T. Tertius. Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 8175 [1946]
  • Rawsthorne, Noel. More Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew [1996]
  • Shaw, Geoffrey. The Descant Hymn Book bk 2. Novello
  • Wyton, Alec. New Shoots from Old Roots. SMP KK 279 [1983]

Alternative Harmonization for Piano:

  • Cherwien, David. Let It Rip! At the Piano. Augsburg 11-11045 [2000]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Richard Leach, 1994, © 1996 Selah Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Music (EBENEZER 8.7.8.7 D): Thomas J. Williams, 1890;  harm. Alfred V. Fedak (b. 1953) © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources