Psalm 137

Lamentation (community) / Imprecatory

            God’s Chastening and Judgment are Awful

            8 O daughter of Babylon, you devastated one,

            How blessed will be the one who repays you

            With the recompense with which you have repaid us.

·         “They who will not esteem the privileges of Zion when they have them, will be forced to acknowledge the worth thereof with sorrow when they want them.” (Dickson)

·         We may not sing songs, or do anything else in God’s worship, at the bidding or for the gratification of carnal men. . . . We have better work than to teach and learn the fear of God by the behests of men.