Friday, March 27, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

Celebrating God's Protection  

Today's reading is a song of ascents, one of the psalms that was sung as people approached the Temple in Jerusalem.  It is one of the happiest psalms, speaking of God's ultimate control over events and God's complete protection -- today, tomorrow, and always.

Read Psalm 121  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Like many of the psalms, Psalm 121 has been set to music by composers through the centuries.  One of the grandest of these musical pieces is an angelic trio that Felix Mendelssohn wrote as part of his great oratorio, Elijah.  Here is a lovely performance of "Lift Thine Eyes":