PSALM 134#A brief liturgy exhorting all those who serve in the Jerusalem Temple during the night (cf. Is 30:29) to praise God with words and gestures. Although he is the Creator of the whole universe, God’s blessings emanate in a unique way from Zion, the city of Jerusalem.
Exhortation to the Night Watch to Bless God
1A song of ascents.
O come, bless the Lord,
all you servants of the Lord#Servants of the LORD: priests and Levites, cf. Dt 10:8; Ps 113:1; 135:1; Dn 3:85.
You who stand in the house of the Lord
throughout the nights.#a. [134:1] Ps 135:1–2; 1 Chr 9:33.
2Lift up your hands toward the sanctuary,#b. [134:2] Ps 28:2; 141:2.
and bless the Lord.
3May the Lord bless you from Zion,
the Maker of heaven and earth.#c. [134:3] Ps 20:3; 128:5; Nm 6:24.