Some Trust In Chariots

This is a song of bright encouragement and exhortation using words straight from Psalm 20 — “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” Please give the song a sing-along listen, then come back and we’ll spend a little time sharpening our focus on “the name of the Lord our God” — giving Him honor and adding greater peace, victory and confidence to the minutes we are privileged to live this very day.

Chariots and horses

In the Bible we find that both good guys and bad guys have chariots and horses. 2 Kings 6 offers this wonderful example: “And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host [enemy army] compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do? So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”

The Syrians had surrounded Elisha with chariots and horses. YIKES!

But God had surrounded the Syrians with His own chariots and horses. YIKES right back at them. Read the rest of the record. Elisha did what God told him to do with the result that no one died AND the Syrians did not bother the land of Israel again for a long time. It is a marvelous record of deliverance and success.

Psalm 20 says “some trust in chariots and horses …” We see how that worked out that day for the Syrians. Elisha remembered to call on the name of God. We see how that worked out for Elisha and his servant — and the rest of Israel.

Another example is Pharaoh and the Egyptians vs. Moses and the children of Israel at the Red Sea. Remember what happened to the Egyptians’ chariots and horses? Remember what happened with Moses and the children of Israel? Never forget this record of trusting in chariots and horses vs. remembering the name of the Lord our God.

The name of the Lord our God

God has many names in the Bible. Psalm 23 — a near neighbor to Psalm 20 from which we get the words to this song — gives us a beautiful description of God’s character and ability that are captured in many of the names of God. Here are ten of the “redemptive names” of God found in the Bible lined up with the words of Psalm 23. Look at all the things we learn about God’s ability and nature from this one Psalm when coupled with these different names for God.

The LORD is my shepherd;
JEHOVAH-RO‘I – The Lord my Shepherd
(Psalm 23:1)

I shall not want.
JEHOVAH-JIREH – The Lord who sees and provides.
(Genesis 22:14)

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.
JEHOVAH-SHALOM – The Lord gives peace
(Judges 6:24)

He restoreth my soul:
JEHOVAH-ROPHEKA – The Lord that heals you
(Exodus 15:26)

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
JEHOVAH-ZIDKENU – The Lord our righteousness
(Jeremiah 23:6)

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH -The Lord is there
(Ezekiel 48:35)

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
JEHOVAH-NISSI – The Lord my banner of victory
(Exodus 17:15)

Thou anointest my head with oil;
JEHOVAH-MEKADDISHKEM – The Lord that sanctifies you
(Leviticus 20:7,8)

My cup runneth over.
JEHOVAH-MANAH – The Lord my portion
(Psalm 16:5)

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
JEHOVAH-CHELEQ – The Lord my inheritance
(Psalm 119:57)

We will remember

Isn’t it interesting that Psalm 20 — the psalm this song quotes — contrasts trusting” in chariots and horses with “remembering” the name of the Lord our God? “Trusting” is not the same action as “remembering”. I’m sure there is more to this than I’m understanding. But we can be certain that whatever chariots and horses — or their modern counterparts — could do to deliver us from trouble, trusting them is not as powerful as remembering the name of the Lord our God.

When we remember “the name of the Lord our God” and the depth of meaning His name carries we can approach Him with more heartfelt praise. When we call out to the Lord for help, we can be confident we will be heard and helped. Knowing the Lord’s character helps us connect with our Lord in a remarkable way when we pray with our understanding and when we pray in the spirit.

Psalm 20 and this little song pack a powerful key to multiplying peace, victory and confidence today and always — “Remember the name of the Lord our God.”

God bless you lots,
Dale R.


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LYRICS: Some Trust In Chariots

Some trust in chariots and some in horses
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God
Some trust in chariots and some in horses
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed
He will hear him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand
They are cast down, fallen
But we are risen and stand upright

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8 Replies to “Some Trust In Chariots”

  1. Dan R

    Hi Dale,
    Very nice tune. Thanks for sending cheerfulness and truth as you always so faithfully do.
    The scripture is familiar but I have not heard this song before.
    Thanks so much for brightening my day. Love you guitar playing too!!!!
    Much Love….
    Dan

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    1. Dale Reichel Post author

      Dan, thanks for your kind note. The song seems to be a little obscure. Cathy and I were reading Psalm 20 together and she started singing it. She said she learned the song before we met. The things we keep learning about each other after 40 years. I found a couple of videos of people singing this on YouTube, and this is my version of their versions. I have not yet been able to locate info on authorship. Maybe someone seeing this can help me with that! God bless you lots – Dale

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  2. Julia M Witchard

    Good early morning Mr Dale.. Awesome lyrics… we are to always PRAY 🙏 AND REMEMBER TO TRUST IN THE LORD OUR GOD… WHAT AN AMAZING MESSAGE…AND YES OUR FATHER GOD HAS MANY NAMES..I LOVE THE WAY U USE THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD AND GLORIFIED HIS
    HOLY NAME IS EVERY VERSE.. NOW THAT’S AWESOME..ALSO U STATED , HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER OUR FATHER GOD .. YES WE ARE TO REMEMBER HOW AWESOME HE IS..AND.HOW AMAZING HE IS TO US ALL. AND NOT TO PUT OUR CONFIDENCE IN WORLDLY GOOD…Thanks Mr dale for sharing and caring…much love goes out to u and Cathy..much 💘…

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    1. Dale Reichel Post author

      Julia, thanks for your note and blessings. I agree — where would we be without being able to remember the name of the Lord?!? Thank God someone told us about the Lord. Stay blessed in His care! God bless you lots – Dale R.

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    1. Dale Reichel Post author

      Elana, I’m delighted I could help add to the names you’ve found for the Lord. I hope you’ll look up “The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)” elsewhere on http://www.musicminister.net and enjoy that one again — or for the first time. It fits with this! Thanks for your note. God bless you lots – Dale R.

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  3. Linda Youmans

    The information you shared makes this song really come alive for us. You bless us so with your talent and insight. Much love from the Youmans❤️

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    1. Dale Reichel Post author

      Linda, thanks for your note. My idea for this song site is to make the songs more useful by writing notes, and to make the notes more useful by including a song. Your note encourages me much in the project! God bless you lots – Dale R.

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