Psalms 120-134 are called the Songs of Ascent or the Pilgrim Songs. Jews traveling to Jerusalem for the 3 annual Jewish Festivals- Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover), Feasts of Weeks (Pentecost), and Feast of Booths (Sukkoth), would sing the Songs of Ascent as they climbed up to the city of Jerusalem which sat on top a high hill. King David wrote 4 of these songs, Solomon wrote 1, and writers of the other 10 songs are anonymous.
So just picture the Israelites walking to Jerusalem and looking around at God’s creation and singing “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.” And the closer they got…”I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” 🙌🎶
More Songs of Ascent tomorrow so keep reading.
(Psalms 120-121, 123, Psalms 125-126)