An Introduction to the Songs of Ascent


I love the Psalms

Reading: Psalm 120
A song of ascents.
I call on the LORD in my distress,
and he answers me.
Save me, L
ORD, from lying lips
and from deceitful tongues.
What will he do to you,
and what more besides,
you deceitful tongue?
He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows,
with burning coals of the broom bush.
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek,
that I live among the tents of Kedar!
Too long have I lived
among those who hate peace.
I am for peace;
but when I speak, they are for war
(NIV).

2018-07-02 (2) What are the Songs of Ascent? Early morning in Grey Nuns Park, Orleans, ON — photo by David Kitz

Reflection
Psalm 120 is the first in a series of fifteen psalms that are called Songs of Ascent. Each psalm begins with this statement or title: A Song of Ascents. Some of the…

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