Shadowed Figure Walking Hezekiah‘s Tunnel
Again today there is much to dig deeply into in our M’Cheyne readings.
Family: 2 Kings 20; Hebrews 2. Secret: Hosea 13; Psalms 137–138. (King James Version)
It’s interesting the multiple mentions of Babylon.
Psalm 137 echoes the word given by the Lord, through Isaiah to King Hezekiah.
2 Kings 20:17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.
Psa 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
Psa 137:2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
Psa 137:3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Psa 137:4 How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land?
Psa 137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
Psa 137:6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Psa 137:7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
Psa 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
Psa 137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
We also have reference to Hezekiah‘s water tunnel, which we walked through in our Holy City tour. See picture above.
And by far the most moving moment was entering Jerusalem, and having the bus drive play Holy City (Jerusalem) on the PA system.
Google it: holy city mp3 free download
I like the John Starnes version.
Certainly answers the phrase……..Sing us one of the songs of Zion.