Psalm 129

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Harvest, Camille Pissarro. Psalm 129 uses several images of farm life, including that of harvest, in verses 6 and 7.

Psalm 129 is the 129th psalm from the Book of Psalms. It is one of 15 psalms that begins with the words "A song of ascents" (Shir Hama'alot).


Scroll of the Psalms



According to ancient tradition from the Middle Ages, this psalm was executed as the last psalm of the office of vespers on Monday, by the rule of St. Benedict (530).[2]

In the Liturgy of the Hours now, Psalm 129 is sung or recited différentement[clarification needed] Thursday of the fourth week, and the Office of the middle of the day.[3][4]


  1. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 530
  2. ^ Psautier latin-français du bréviaire monastique, (1938/2003) p. 499.
  3. ^ Le cycle principal des prières liturgiques se déroule sur quatre semaines.
  4. ^ Prosper Guéranger, Règle de saint Benoît, (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, réimpression 2007) p46.