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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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Super flumina Babylonis illic sedimus
et flevimus dum recordaremur Sion:
in salicibus in medio eius, suspendimus organa nostra.
Quia illic interrogaverunt nos,
qui captivos duxerunt nos, verba cantionum:
et qui abduxerunt nos hymnum
cantate nobis de canticis Sion.
Quomodo cantabimus canticum Domini in terra aliena?
Si oblitus fuero tui Jerusalem,
oblivioni detur dextera mea.
Adhaereat lingua mea faucibus meis,
si non meminero tui:
si non proposuero Jerusalem, in principio laetitiae meae.
Memor esto Domine filiorum Edom, in die Jerusalem:
qui dicunt, exinanite, exinanite,
usque ad fundamentum in ea.
Filia Babylonis, misera! Beatus qui retribuet
tibi retributionem tuam quam retribuisti nobis.
Beatus qui tenebit et allidet
parvulos tuos ad petram.
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto;
sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper,
et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down,
yea, we wept when we remembered Zion.
We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
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.
How shall we sing the Lordís song in a strange land?
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget her cunning.
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember thee;
if I prefer not Jesusalem above my chief joy.
Remember, O lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem;
who said, Rase it, rase it,
even to the foundation thereof.
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he
be, that rewardeth thee as thou hath served us.
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth
thy little ones against the stones.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.