Psalm 120: Deliver Me


The first song of my Pilgrim Psalms series is “Deliver Me,” based on Psalm 120. As Peterson points out, it’s a song of discontent–a discontent that urges us to leave the warring and lies of our native land to set off for the city of God. It is the Pilgrim Psalm that sets us on our pilgrimage.

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words and music by Greg Scheer
inspired by Psalm 120
copyright June 2020
CCLI #7163165
OneLicense #111568

Too long I’ve lived surrounded
by those who love to war.
Deception is their native tongue.
This will never be my home.

This will never be my home.
I’ll be a pilgrim seeking peace.
Give me rest, O Lord, at my journey’s end.
Oh, deliver me. Lord, deliver me.