“I Lift My Eyes”/Psalm 121 in Arabic: bravo to Ms. Abeer Nehme and Mr. Christopher Tin (from “Old World”)!

By pure serendipity, Bambi just came across a musical masterpiece. She could not help not to share it with you immediately. The song is in standard Arabic with English sub-titles. She hopes you will enjoy it as much as she did.

To begin with, here is a list of the talented artists behind this beautiful performance (taken from YouTube): “Composed by Christopher Tin Performed by Abeer Nehme with Christopher Tin and the Angel City Chorale “I Lift My Eyes” is a collaboration between Abeer Nehme and Grammy-winning American composer Christopher Tin, and is a setting of Psalm 121 in Arabic.  It’s the main menu song for the strategy game ‘Old World’, by Mohawk Games. Director – Tayo Amos DP – Matthew Wilder Producer – Mackenzie Lyle, Tayo Amos Production Company – Sapelo Productions 1st AD – Brian Robau  1st AC / 2nd Unit DP – Ariana Hoshino 2nd AC – Luka Stojcic Steadicam Op – Lars Struck Drone Operator – JP Isaacs Percussionist – Jamie Papish Grip – Davy McCall Grip/ Swing – David “Danny” Fern BTS – Kyle Sykes, Dallas Crane Makeup Artist/ Hair – Ciarra Pringle Wardrobe Coordinator – Tosha Hartzog Editor – Seamus Finnegan Colorist – Sohil Vaidya Production Assistants – Rogelio Salinas, Alazar Aklilu, Mackenzie Ross Red Dress Designer – Mariane Bechara Backing vocals: Angel City Chorale (Sue Fink, dir.) Duduk: Sandro Friedrich Percussion: Jamie Papish Strings: Budapest Scoring Orchestra Engineer: Rich Breen Mastering Engineer: Gavin Lurssen Music Producer: Christopher Tin”.

Of note, in the last scene of the YouTube video featuring the song in question, one can read the following: “For Lebanon“. These words moved Bambi’s heart, especially on another day of an absurd ongoing war, in addition to the same political and economic impasse. Yes, tragically, two brothers who are shepherds, lost their lives today (https://t.ly/IgmwA). May God know how to comfort their family in facing its double tragedy.

To conclude, before leaving you with the song, here is an English translation of PSALM 121 (taken from YouTube):

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—

where my help comes from

My help comes from the Lord,

the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—

he who watches over you will not slumber;

The Lord watches over you—

the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

the sun will not harm you by day,

nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—

he will watch over your life;

the Lord will watch over your coming and going

from now until the end of time“.

5 thoughts on ““I Lift My Eyes”/Psalm 121 in Arabic: bravo to Ms. Abeer Nehme and Mr. Christopher Tin (from “Old World”)!”

      1. Hello again Grace, Bambi just learned that you are now reading the blog. She is honoured.Thank you and welcome :)!

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