The Pilgrim's Hymnbook Part 2


Tonight (Wednesday, 12/6, 7:00 pm), gather with your Calvary Chapel family in the main sanctuary or on our website (

), Facebook, and YouTube (Calvary Inverness) as we continue our three-year journey through the Bible in the book of Psalms (127-134).

The fifteen chapters (120-134) are a compilation of songs and prayers known as the “Songs of Ascent.” They were sung as the Jewish Pilgrims traveled to Jerusalem for the three annual feasts: Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles (Deut. 16:16).

Families and friends from the same community would travel in a caravan. As they journeyed, they would sing each of the fifteen Psalms to prepare their hearts to worship the Lord.
Each one describes the riches of God’s grace, mercy, goodness, and faithfulness regarding His providential care. Therefore, when the pilgrims sang each song, their hearts were enriched and encouraged as they deepened their faith in God and what He does for His people

It is also a reminder that worshipping God is to be an uplifting experience. As one exalts the Lord through song, their mind and heart focus on Him, which is and continues to be essential for those who love God and live in a world that hates Him.

It also becomes a way to protect one’s heart when circumstances are overwhelming. It keeps them from being depressed and falling into despair and hopelessness. And strengthens them with the hope of His presence, purpose, and power, which will always be working in and through their lives. Because if God is for you, then who can be against you (Romans 8:31)?

Please pray that this three-year journey through the Word of God will be received by open hearts that long to grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus. Moreover, He would do deep and abiding work in and through us for a world in desperate need of a Savior.
In His Strong Love,

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