Meditating on Psalm 121

Published 10:20 pm Friday, April 24, 2009

Editor’s note: Emily Agee has requested that we run Psalm 121 in place of her regular column this week. Agee’s column typically begins with a scripture passage for meditation by readers.

“A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help [cometh] from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord [is] thy keeper: the Lord [is] thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore”

–Psalm 121:1-8, King James Version.