Rivers of Babylon
The Jews bewailed their captivity in Psalms 137. They wept by the Rivers of Babylon because their enemies had carried them from their own land. To complete their woes, they required of them mirth and a song, which was considered profane to the Jews, for no songs would serve but the songs of Zion. The Jews dared not sing the Lord's song among idolaters!
Psalms 137:1-4 - "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 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. 4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?"
God gave us the gift of music. We treat it much differently today than the Jews did back then. Are we listening to and singing songs that are honoring to God as a token of our appreciation for Him and His beautiful gift of music? Songs and their lyrics stick with us more than we may realize. Remember, the saved will be singing to the Lord for eternity!
Watch/Listen: "Rivers of Babylon" by Daniel O'Donnell