Psalm for the Week

Psalm 124
The Message

 

Response: God’s strong name is our help,
 the same God who made heaven and earth.

If God hadn’t been for us
  —all together now, _______________, sing out!—
If God hadn’t been for us
 when everyone went against us,
We would have been swallowed alive
 by their violent anger,
Swept away by the flood of rage,
 drowned in the torrent;
We would have lost our lives
 in the wild, raging water.

Response: God’s strong name is our help,
 the same God who made heaven and earth.

Oh, blessed be God!
 He didn’t go off and leave us.
He didn’t abandon us defenceless,
 helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs.
We’ve flown free from their fangs,
 free of their traps, free as a bird.
Their grip is broken;
 we’re free as a bird in flight.

Response: God’s strong name is our help,
 the same God who made heaven and earth.