Tuesday, May 5
This post was provided by Father Desmond Drummer
This fitting portion of Psalm 137 will be featured in vespers (evening prayer) that will be prayed this evening at 7pm at the Cathedral of Christ the King on the eve of the canonical installation of Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, O.F.M.Conv. as archbishop of Atlanta.
You can download the worship aid for vespers and join in the livestream of the liturgy at 7pm today (Tuesday, 5 May).
By the rivers of Babylon
there we sat and wept, remembering Zion;
on the poplars that grew there
we hung up our harps.
For it was there that they asked us, our captors, for songs,
our oppressors, for joy.
Sing to us, they said,
one of Zion’s songs.
O how could we sing the song of the Lord
on alien soil?
If I forget you, Jerusalem,
let my right hand wither!
O let my tongue cleave to my mouth
if I remember you not,
if I prize not Jerusalem
above all my joys!