Monday 14 January, 2019

Psalm 125

1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. 3 The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil. 4 Lord, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart. 5 But those who turn to crooked ways the Lord will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.

As I understand it, the Hebrew people would sing the psalms of ascent (which this is one) as they climbed the mountain of Zion towards the temple.

I am not sure if there are direct similarities, but I must say that I love listening to worship music when I am on a journey. There is something about the combination of going somewhere and worshipping at the same time that really puts my heart and soul in a positive place.

Thank you Lord for music of Heaven and your words in the form of a song.

Written by Ps Justin Ware

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