Rev. David Gambrell is associate for worship in the PC(USA) Office of Theology
and Worship and editor of Call to Worship, and an ex officio advisor to the hymnal committee.
Education: Ph.D., liturgical studies
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
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Psalm 125 is one of the songs that would have been sung by Jewish pilgrims going to Jerusalem. As the
imagery of this paraphrase suggests, it was probably reserved for use during the final ascent to the city, closing with a prayer for peace wherever God's faithful people dwell.
Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) composed SONG 13 in soprano and bass parts. Used as a setting for a text from the Song of Songs, the tune was published in George Withers' Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1623) as hymn number 13 (hence the tune name).
As in other hymnals, the melody is presented in a simpli…
Display Title: Trust in God (Psalm 125)First Line: Trust in God and you will beTune Title: SONG 13Author: David GambrellMeter: 18.104.22.168.Scripture: Psalm 125Date: 2013Subject: Grace | ; Personal Peace | ; Trust | ; Trusting in the Promises of God |