Ps. 124 In this psalm of thanksgiving the people praise the Lord for delivering them from a dangerous confrontation with their enemies. The psalm is included in the “Songs of Ascents” indicating its use during festal pilgrimages. The deliverance described would not necessarily be recent, but could be the exodus from Egypt. Today the psalm appeals to the Lord as the One who is able to protect His church from the attacks of principalities and powers in the spiritual realm (Eph. 6:10–20).