Songs of Ascents (15) – By night!

Psalm 134 Call to Evening Worship A song of ascents. 1 Now praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord who stand in the Lord’s house at night! 2 Lift up your hands in the holy place and praise the Lord! 3 May the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion. …

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Songs of Ascents (14) – The Art of Dwelling

Psalm 133 Living in Unity A Davidic song of ascents. 1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity! 2 It is like fine oil on the head, running down on the beard, running down Aaron’s beard onto his robes. 3 It is like the dew of Hermon falling on the mountains of Zion. For there …

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Songs of Ascents (13) – Resting Place

Psalm 132 David and Zion Chosen A song of ascents. 1 Lord, remember David and all the hardships he endured, 2 and how he swore an oath to the Lord, making a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: 3 “I will not enter my house or get into my bed, 4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep …

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Songs of Ascents (12) – A Childlike Spirit

Psalm 131 A Childlike Spirit A Davidic song of ascents. 1 Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I do not get involved with things too great or too difficult for me. 2 Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself like a little weaned child with its mother; I am like a little …

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Songs of Ascents (11) – Traveling together

Psalm 130 Awaiting Redemption Songs of Ascents 1 Out of the depths I call to You, Yahweh! 2 Lord, listen to my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my cry for help. 3 Yahweh, if You considered sins, Lord, who could stand? 4 But with You there is forgiveness, so that You may be …

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Songs of Ascents (10) – Blessings on the Chosen

Psalm 129 Protection of the Oppressed A song of ascents. 1 Since my youth they have often attacked me— let Israel say— 2 Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not prevailed against me. 3 Plowmen plowed over my back; they made their furrows long. 4 The Lord is righteous; He …

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Songs of Ascents – Reflection

So far, 9 amazing Psalms with the understanding that each of these Psalms is a song, sang by the thousands, going to the House of the Lord! And this day many go up, in silence, after arguments or even having arguments or closed hearts. It are those songs -sang on the way to, not in …

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Songs of Ascents (9) – Fearing God

Psalm 128 Blessings for Those Who Fear God A song of ascents. 1 How happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways! 2 You will surely eat what your hands have worked for. You will be happy, and it will go well for you. 3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your …

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Songs of Ascents (8) – Building the House

Psalm 127 The Blessing of the Lord A Solomonic song of ascents. 1 Unless the Lord builds a house, its builders labor over it in vain; unless the Lord watches over a city, the watchman stays alert in vain. In Vain 2 In vain you get up early and stay up late, working hard to have enough food— yes, He gives sleep …

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Songs of Ascents (7) – The Lord Restores

Psalm 126 Zion’s Restoration A song of ascents. 1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter then, and our tongues with shouts of joy. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 3 The Lord had done great things for us; we were joyful. …

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Songs of Ascents (6) – Unshakable

Psalm 125 Israel’s Stability A song of ascents. 1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion. It cannot be shaken; it remains forever. 2 Jerusalem—the mountains surround her. And the Lord surrounds His people, both now and forever. 3 The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous will …

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Songs of Ascents (5) – Sound of the Day

Psalm 124 The Lord Is on Our Side A Davidic song of ascents. 1 If the Lord had not been on our side— let Israel say— 2 If the Lord had not been on our side when men attacked us, when men attacked us 3 then they would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger against us. in their burning anger against us …

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Songs of Ascents (4) – God’s Favor

Psalm 123 Looking for God’s Favor A song of ascents. 1 I lift my eyes to You, the One enthroned in heaven. 2 Like a servant’s eyes on his master’s hand, like a servant girl’s eyes on her mistress’s hand, so our eyes are on the Lord our God until He shows us favor. 3 …

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Songs of Ascents (3) – Prayer for Jerusalem

Psalm 122 A Prayer for Jerusalem A Davidic song of ascents. 1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” 2 Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem— 3 Jerusalem, built as a city should be, solidly joined together, 4 where the tribes, Yahweh’s tribes, go up to give thanks …

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Songs of Ascents (2) – Toward the Mountains

Psalm 121 The Lord Our Protector A song of ascents. 1 I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. 4 Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep. …

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Songs of Ascents (1) – A Cry for Truth and Peace

ascent |əˈsɛnt|noun [ usu. in sing. ] 1 a climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill. • an upward slope or path that one may walk or climb. 2 an instance of rising or moving up through the air. • a rise to a higher social or professional rank. Psalm 120 A Cry for Truth and Peace A song of …

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