A Song of Ascents. Psalm 121
On the second step, the Levites sang Psalm 121. It’s has always seemed to me that the first verse is best read as something like, “Even if I looked to the hills. . .” It is like a commander of soldiers who would greatly appreciate help in the heat and fog of battle. But there is neither help upon the hill nor any on the other side. And he knows it. He also knows from where his help will come.
The psalmist exclaims that “My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.”
The psalmist, in verse five, shifts from a personal view to a more universal view of G-D and His Chosen. He proclaims, “The LORD is your keeper.” Here could be inserted Guardian, or certainly Shepherd. The word picture we might have is of our G-D standing watch over us.
L-RD Bless, Keep, Shine. . .