I must confess that this blog post comes from another blog post published in 2012 titled, “Top 10 Psalms” (the author also has a Twitter page which is located at the following Twitter account: @biblesummary). The author notes on his blog post that Psalm 23 came in at #1 which was no surprise, but Psalm 121 was a very close 2nd as it came in only one vote behind Psalm 23 in popularity. He also stated that most of the “Top 10” contain famous and quotable verses, and he noted that the main surprise he found regarding the top ten list is Psalm 138 that came in at #3. The psalms are listed below in order of popularity from #1 to #10. You can click on the link for each psalm listed below to read the entire psalm (in NKJV).
The LORD is my shepherd. He leads me in paths of righteousness. I will fear no evil. I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
I lift up my eyes to the hills; my help comes from the LORD. He who keeps you will not slumber. The LORD will keep you from all evil.
I give you thanks, O LORD! All the kings of the earth will praise you. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.
My soul waits for God alone. He alone is my rock and my salvation. Trust in him at all times, O people. Power and love belong to God.
God is our refuge. We will not fear, though the earth give way. The nations rage, kingdoms fall. “Be still and know that I am God.”
Praise the LORD! For great is his love towards us.
Do not be envious of evildoers, for they will fade like the grass. The righteous will inherit the earth. The LORD is their stronghold.
Blessed is the man who does not walk with the wicked, whose delight is in the law of the LORD. He is like a tree planted by the water.
I waited patiently for the LORD. He drew me up from the pit. I delight to do your will, O God. My heart fails me, but you are my help.
YouTube Video: “Praise You In This Storm” (some of the words are taken from Psalm 121) by Casting Crowns: