Part-3With their call for vengeance against Edom and Babylon, climaxing with the infamous dashing of babies against the rocks, these verses have usually been excised (and forgotten) in liturgy.


Marjan Helms


John Calvin’s Huegenot psalter (1539)

Salomone Rossi’s setting of Psalm 137 (1622)

Chagall Knesset

Marc Chagall Psalm 137 mosaic at the Knesset

Steve Reich, Daniel Variations (2006)

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Robert Saxton, The Wandering Jew (2011)