I just learned that “a song of ascents” means just that. I found a couple of different references for meaning “a song while climbing”; a song for going up to worship”; “a song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem”. The Old Testament folks often sing as they go along! Not something we seem to do as much these days.
I’m reminded of being on a hike up a beautiful trail, excited to see what’s at the top, enjoying the beauty around me, always looking up to keep my eyes on where I’m going, and yet watching where I’m stepping so as to plant my feet solidly and try not to stumble. But most importantly, in all this surrounding beauty and anticipation of reaching my destination, this is an opportunity to soak in the Lord. And to bless the Lord with my entire being. Do I really do this? I should.