Ps 121:1-8. God's guardian care of His people
1. I will lift up mine eyes—expresses
desire (compare Ps 25:1),
mingled with expectation. The last clause, read as a question, is
2. by avowing God to be the helper, of whose
ability His creative power is a pledge (Ps 115:15), to which,
3, 4. His sleepless vigilance is added.
to be moved—(Compare Ps 38:16;
5. upon thy right hand—a protector's
place (Ps 109:31; 110:5).
6-8. God keeps His people at all times and in
nor the moon by night—poetically
represents the dangers of the night, over which the moon presides
8. thy going out, &c.—all thy ways
(De 28:19; Ps 104:23).
evermore—includes a future state.