A. M. 3468. B.C. 536. A Song of degrees
In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;
They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.
Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God,
Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of Aaron:
Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless the LORD.
Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
1 Chronicles 23:30-32
And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even;
And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:
And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.
And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
which by night
My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.
1 Chronicles 9:23
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.
1 Chronicles 9:33
And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.
And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.