Songs for the Sojourn: Family History

August 4, 2019

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 129

A Song of Ascents.

[1] “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth”—

let Israel now say—

[2] “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth,

yet they have not prevailed against me.

[3] The plowers plowed upon my back;

they made long their furrows.”

[4] The LORD is righteous;

he has cut the cords of the wicked.

[5] May all who hate Zion

be put to shame and turned backward!

[6] Let them be like the grass on the housetops,

which withers before it grows up,

[7] with which the reaper does not fill his hand

nor the binder of sheaves his arms,

[8] nor do those who pass by say,

“The blessing of the LORD be upon you!

We bless you in the name of the LORD!” (ESV)