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Worship Psalm
Worship Psalms
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Worship Psalms
Worship PsalmsWorship psalms, also known as songs of Zion (Ps 46, 48, 76, 84, 87, 121, 122), are defined by their context and content. They are occasional poems that celebrate various aspects of public worship at the temple—the Psalter itself is a temple collection—and their content accordingly focuses
Key passages
Ps 46:1–11

God is our refuge and strength, a very sufficient help in troubles. Therefore we will not fear though the earth change, and though the mountains totter into the midst of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though mountains shake with its surging water. Selah There is a river whose …

Ps 76:1–12

God is known in Judah. His name is great in Israel. His den has been in Salem, his lair in Zion. There he broke the flames of the bow, the shield and sword and battle. Selah Radiant you are, majestic, from the mountains of prey. The stouthearted are plundered; they sleep …

Ps 84:1–12

How lovely are your dwelling places, O Yahweh of hosts! My soul longs and even fails for the courtyards of Yahweh. My heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even a bird finds a home, and a swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, near your altars, O Yahweh of hosts, …

Ps 87:1–7

His foundation is on the holy mountains. Yahweh loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken about you, O city of God. Selah I will record those who know me in Rahab and Babylon, behold in Philistia and Tyre with Cush, “This one was born …

Ps 121:1–8

I lift up my eyes to the mountains; whence will my help come? My help is from Yahweh, maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; he who protects you will not slumber. Look, he will not slumber and he will not sleep— he who protects Israel. Yahweh is your protector; …

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