Psalm 124 – Psalms of Ascents Series

Psalm 124 "Snare Broken" (c) Aaron Collier

Psalm 124 "Snare Broken" (c) Aaron Collier

This week at Christ the King we are looking at Psalm 124 in our continuing series on the Psalms of Ascents titled “Songs for the Sojourn.”

Listen to Pastor Steve Brown read Psalm 124

Listen to our Pastor Elliot Grudem preach on the Psalms of Ascents

Read Psalm 124 from the ESV

Sing along with us on our song for Psalm 124 –

Our Prelude-Call and Response songs from Psalm 124.8

Leadsheet for all three
demo – folk 6/8 version
demo – arr. from traditional spiritual version


Our Help is in Jehovah’s Name
mp3 | leadsheet
word: Isaac Watts
music: Bruce Benedict

Psalm 124

A Song of Ascents. Of David

 

Reader:

1If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—

let Israel now say—

People:

2if it had not been the Lord who was on our side

when people rose up against us,

3then they would have swallowed us up alive,

when their anger was kindled against us;

4then the flood would have swept us away,

the torrent would have gone over us;

5then over us would have gone

the raging waters.

Reader and People:

6Blessed be the Lord,

and People: who has not given us

as prey to their teeth!

7We have escaped like a bird

from the snare of the fowlers;

the snare is broken,

and we have escaped!

Reader:

8Our help is in the name of the Lord,

who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124 for Stained Glass at Assy 1956-1957, Marc Chagall 

Music, text, and background on the liturgical and musical use of Psalm 124.8 “Our Help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

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