Listen to Psalm 121 in song
Psalm 121:1-8 : 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Response : This psalm was designed to be sung in view of the mountains of Jerusalem, and is manifestly an evening song for the sacred band of pilgrims, to be sung in the last night watch, the figures of which are also peculiarly suitable for a pilgrim song. The psalm was the evening song of the sacred pilgrim band, sung on retiring to rest upon the last evening, when the long wished for termination of their wandering, the mountains of Jerusalem, had come into view in the distance. In the middle point of the psalm there stands the Lord as the “keeper” of Israel, with reference to the declaration. “I keep thee”, which was addressed to the patriarch as he slept on his pilgrimage: and in this case also “he neither slumbereth nor sleepeth” is seen in its true light.
Since we, being burdened with the effects of worldly pleasures, and also with other cares and troubles, can by no means ascend to Jehovah on the top of so high a mountain, accompanied with so many legions of angels that still attend upon Him , we have no remedy, but with Your prophet David now to lift up the eyes of our hearts and minds towards You, and to cry for help to come down from to us, thy poor and wretched servants.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. What we need is help, — help powerful, efficient, constant: we need a very present help in trouble. What a mercy that we have it in our God. Our hope is in Jehovah, for our help comes from him. Help is on the road, and will not fail to reach us in due time, for he who sends it to us was never known to be too late. Jehovah who created all things is equal to every emergency; heaven and earth are at the disposal of him who made them, therefore let us be very joyful in our infinite helper. He will sooner destroy heaven and earth than permit His people to be destroyed, and the perpetual hills themselves shall bow rather than He shall fail whose ways are everlasting. We are bound to look beyond heaven and earth to Him who made them both: it is vain to trust the creatures: it is wise to trust the Creator.
Thank You Lord, You are my most reliable help – there is none like You! Praise Your Name. Amen.