Song of Ascents

variants: or less commonly Song of Degrees

Definition of Song of Ascents 

: any one of 15 psalms in the series Ps 120 to 134 sung by Hebrew pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem or possibly while ascending Mount Zion or the steps of the Temple

called also Gradual Psalm, Pilgrim Psalm, Psalm of Ascents

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