Some may wonder why I, some girl from Alabama, care about the Jews and am passionate about learning Hebrew. It is because, in Messiah, I have become a part of the chosen people of Israel, and a sharer in the covenant and promises (Ephesians 2). As a part of Israel, I have to come face to face with the awful fact that from the days that the forefather Jacob, named Israel, was on this earth until now the people of Israel have been hated and often persecuted. It is a miracle that they are in their land today, that they are still alive. But I also read in my Bible of how through Yehovah we are able to withstand whatever horror comes our way. That is what this poem, based on Psalm 124, is about. This psalm is just as applicable to us now as it was when King David wrote it thousands of years ago.
If Yehovah Had Not Been For Us
“If Yehovah had not been for us,”
Let all Israel now say,
“If Yehovah had not been for us
When hate’s influx rushed our way
“When men rose up against us seeking
To destroy our life, our soul,
The waters would have gone above us,
Overwhelmed us ‘neath their roll.
“Oh, blessed be Yehovah,
Who did not give us to their teeth as prey
The trapper’s snare was broken;
Like a bird, our soul has flown away
“Oh, yes! The snare is broken now!
And, yes! We have escaped; we fly!
Our help is in the Name of Yehovah
Who made the earth and sky”