Surround Us Lord: A Christian Hymn About the Mountains Surrounding Jerusalem

This video presents an a capella rendition of a Christian hymn based on Psalm 125:2, in which God’s protection for His people is compared to the mountains surrounding the holy city of Jerusalem. When looking out over the panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Armon Hanatziv ridge, to the south of the Old City, one can see this verse come to life through the topography of the city, with the Temple Mount to the north, the Mount of Olives to the east, and Mount Zion to the west. 

 יְרוּשָׁלִַם-הָרִים, סָבִיב לָהּ: וה’, סָבִיב לְעַמּוֹ מֵעַתָּה, וְעַד-עוֹלָם

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about His people, from this time forth and for ever.

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