In 1582, in Edinburgh, an imprisoned minister named John Durie was released from prison. He was welcomed on the edge of town by several hundred of his friends, and as they walked along, that number soon swelled to several thousand. Someone began to sing—Psalm 124—and they all, much moved, sang it together in four parts. “Let Israel now say in thankfulness…” One of the chief persecutors was said to have been more alarmed by this spectacle than anything else he had seen in Scotland, which is very likely saying something.


We would like to extend a cordial invitation to all of you. If you and/or your group wish to record your rendering of this version of Psalm 124, please share it on social media using #Psalm124Project and also send it to us, and we will post it here. Our only proviso is that the performance not be atrocious, and we are afraid that we will have to remain the judge of that.
The reason for undertaking this project is to create a digital version of what happened to John Durie, as described in the above video. We live in a time when the saints of God need to be looking to the Lord to snatch us out of the fowler’s snare, and we want to invite all of you to join us as we make this request of God.