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Songs of Ascents (2) – Toward the Mountains

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Psalm 121

The Lord Our Protector

A song of ascents.

I lift my eyes toward the mountains.
Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to slip;
your Protector will not slumber.
Indeed, the Protector of Israel
does not slumber or sleep.

The Lord protects you;
the Lord is a shelter right by your side.
The sun will not strike you by day
or the moon by night.

The Lord will protect you from all harm;
He will protect your life.
The Lord will protect your coming and going
both now and forever.

Song of Ascents is a title given to fifteen of the Psalms, 120–134 (119–133 in the Septuagint and the Vulgate), that each starts with the ascription Shir Hama’aloth (Hebrew: שִׁיר המַעֲלוֹת‎, meaning “Song of Ascents”). They are also variously called Gradual Psalms, Songs of Degrees,Songs of Steps or Pilgrim Songs.

About the picture: The Seven Sisters, part of the Holyoke Range and located within the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts, are a series of basalt ridgeline knobs between Mount Holyoke and Mount Hitchcock (there are actually more than seven distinct peaks). The knobs offer scenic clifftop views interspersed with oak savanna woodlands. The highest “sister” has an elevation of 945 ft (288 m) and stands 800 ft (244 m) above the valley below.

Author: Rob van't Wout

Dutch by birth, Sweden by choice, Kingdom by grace

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