Songs for Saints
Songs for Saints
All, Like Mount Zion, Unmoved Shall Endure (Psalm 125)

All, Like Mount Zion, Unmoved Shall Endure (Psalm 125)

A metrical Psalm set to the tune of "Be Thou My Vision"

Martin Luther referred to the the Psalms as “a little Bible…” and went on to explain that “…in it all things that are contained in the whole Bible are given to us in the most wonderfully brief and sweet manner, and condensed into a most beautiful manual.”

Psalm 125 is a short but majestic work speaking to glorious and inevitable victory for those who trust in the LORD. It also promises the good news that “the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous…”

For excellent teaching on Psalm 125 I recommend this sermon by Pastor Aaron Ventura.

The Text (NKJV)

1 “Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the LORD surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
on the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
their hands to do wrong.
4 Do good, O LORD, to those who are good,
and to those who are upright in their hearts!
5 But those who turn aside to their crooked ways
the LORD will lead away with evildoers!
Peace be upon Israel!

The Metrical Text

All, like Mount Zion, unmoved shall endure
Whose confidence in the LORD is secure.
Like hills encircling Jerus'lem around,
Always the LORD will His people surround.

No wicked ruler for long will remain
Over the righteous ones' chosen domain,
Lest righteous men yield to evil too strong,
Putting their hands to commit what is wrong.

LORD, to the good and the upright in heart
Show goodness; but make the crooked depart.
All who do evil the LORD will expel;
O let Your peace rest upon Israel.

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Note: the amazing painting that is used as the cover art for this single is called “Merced River, Yosemite Valley” ” and was painted in 1866 by Albert Bierstadt.

Songs for Saints
Songs for Saints
Music by Joe Stout for the saints at Christ Covenant Church and those throughout all of Christ's Kingdom.