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God Helped Me

120 A song of the stairway[a]
I was desperate for you to help me in my struggles, and you did!
So come and deliver me now
from this treachery and false accusation.

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  1. Psalm 120:1 Ps. 120–134 all begin with the words “A song to take you higher” or “A song of ascent” or “A song of the stairway.” It is likely these fifteen songs were sung on the fifteen steps that would take the worshiper into the temple. On each step they would stop to worship and sing the corresponding psalm as they went up higher into the worship of God. Others believe they were the songs sung as David brought up the ark of glory to Jerusalem. They are also known as Songs of Degrees or Songs of Ascent. One Hebrew manuscript titles them “Songs of the Homeward Marches.”