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The Psalms of Ascent

by Keith Harris

This collection of Psalms bares the title The Psalms of Ascent. Their name is derived from the fact that they were sung by the Jews as they made their way to the Holy City. Going to Jerusalem is an uphill journey. And as such it served to unite the hearts of the travelers together and put them in a proper frame of mind. The trek itself is suggestive of a narrative of faith in which the life of faith is a journey which has both direction and destination. A journey which is Godward.