Text from Psalm 137 (Hebrew) and news items (Arabic)
The inspiration for this bilingual text came from a perceived similarity between the plight of Jews, expelled from Egypt in ancient times to a foreign land, and the current plight of Syrian refugees to foreign places.
English Translation of Hebrew (Psalm 137: verses 1 and 4): By the waters of Babylon There we sat down and wept as we remembered thee, O Zion.
How shall we sing the Lords song In a strange land?
English Translation of Arabic Text: Top: Four million refugees now live outside Syria.
Bottom: The refugees are desperate to find a safe home again.