Reading: Psalm 124 (Click to read text)
I don't know how I have missed this Psalm before! What a start it has. "If the Lord had not been on or side...if the Lord had not been on our side when...." Then it lists a bunch of calamities the Israelites escaped with a phew and Praise be to the Lord! Best of all is the ending acknowledgement that our help is in the name of the Lord. And who is this Lord? The maker of heaven and earth! Reminds me of one of my favorite hymns, Be Still My Soul.
Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side; bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide; in every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; the best thy heavenly Friend; through thorny ways leads to a peaceful end.
Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake, to guide the future as he has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall I be bright at last.
Be still my soul the waves and wind still know His voice who ruled them when he dwelt below.
Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on when we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone, sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past, all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
--Ruth Gates, frequent Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
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