Psalm 136 is a liturgical litany with a repeated phase throughout. That phrase ties together the historical review of God’s mighty deeds in the Exodus event. The text radiates a deep respect and fear of the Lord.
Sing! A New Creation
The journey of the Israelites through the wilderness is a picture of God’s children as pilgrims on a long and sometimes difficult journey. Yet, through everything God has a plan, which is revealed in the unfolding of the covenant. Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 33 testifies about a “story of God’s mighty acts in the unfolding of covenant history.” This unfolding of the covenant plan is a testimony, according to Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 18, of “the long road of redemption” for the Israelites and for God’s children living today.