This hauntingly beautiful chant is performed by Iraqi and Syrian Christians. It is an Aramaic rendition of Psalm 54
“O God, by your name – save me.
By your strength defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer.
Listen to the words of my mouth.
Strangers have risen against me;
the ruthless seek my life;
they do not keep God before them.
God is present as my helper;
the Lord sustains my life.
Turn back the evil upon my foes;
in your faithfulness, destroy them.
Then I will offer you generous sacrifice
and give thanks to your name, LORD, for it is good.
Because it has rescued me from every trouble,
and my eyes look down on my foes.”
Middle Eastern Christian are being severely persecuted for their Christian faith. This chant is a reminder to all of us to turn to God in our times of trouble.