- Road trip song1
Lift your hands in praise
- 1 Listen up,
All of you who serve the LORD,
Every night in the LORD’s house.
Praise the LORD.
- 2 Lift your hands in the sanctuary
And praise the LORD.
- 3 May the LORD in Jerusalem,2
Creator of heaven and earth,
Bless your life with goodness.
The subtitle wasn’t part of the original psalm. Psalms 120-134 are called songs of ascent, possibly because Jewish pilgrims sang these songs while traveling up into the Judean hills to celebrate a Jewish holiday in Jerusalem.
Literally, “Zion,” a term of endearment for Jerusalem, much like “Big Apple” is for New York City.