Saturday Musings

Another offering for the poetry project.

Read Psalm 121:1-8

“He will keep,” how good it is to know that He will keep us, He will not discard us, He will keep us and take us to be with Him. He is our hope. “Yishmar” (Heb. “He will keep”)

Yishmar

Hills of Judea
The Hills of Judea

Israel was helped by geography
as she ascended in song to Jerusalem.
Three times a year her sons looked up
and led families in praise to the One.

Israel was helped by geography 
to lift her eyes to the hills.
But there was always one hill
from where her help would come
one Rock upon which her redemption would ultimately arise.

He who made the heavens above the hills
and the hills underneath the stars
He who never sleeps
and whose faithfulness cannot be shaken,
That One
kept Israel and keeps the Israel of God.
He kept Israel 
and will keep our feet from slipping
for his faithfulness keeps—
it treasures the promises of His mouth.

Yishmar; yishmar.
He will keep; He will keep.
He will watch over your life.
Let this be your hope from the hills;
Let this be your hope from this time forth and forever.
Yishmar.

Go to Psalm 122.

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