Psalm 121

Psalm 121
This sounds like a burglar alarm commercial: "He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:4). Indeed, God gives us 24-hour protection.

Holding fast to this promise, Psalm 27 boldly says, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

We trust this promise: "God will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore" (Psalm 121:8). So we can say with Jesus, whether in life or death: "Father into your hands I commend my spirit."

Indeed, this is a continuing blessing. And like the psalmist, we can daily pray the following from the "Night Prayer (Compline)" liturgy.

Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping;
that awake, we may watch with Christ and asleep, we may rest in peace. Amen.
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Psalm 121 (NRSV)

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.

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