Songs of Ascents
My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty. I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore. Psalm 131 (NIV): A song of ascents. Of David.
The Songs of Ascent are a collection of 15 Psalms (120-134) that were traditionally sung by Hebrew pilgrims, who ascended the uphill road to Jerusalem to attend annual festivals in the Temple.Christianity.com
I have been following Fr Mike Schmidt’s podcast Bible in a Year. This week the Psalms of Ascents are being read.
As I ran hill repeats at one of my favourite loops at the Gallop extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, I thought it rather appropriate to contemplate ascent.