Browsing articles in "The Book of Psalms"
May
10
2014

CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE BOOK OF PSALMS

The Psalms or Hymns, contained in this Book, have been the general song of the universal Church; and in their praise, all the Fathers have been unaminously eloquent.  Men of all nations find in these compositions a language at once suitable to their feelings, and expressive of their highest joys and deepest sorrows, as well as of all the endlessly varied wishes and desire of their hearts. Whether the pious believer is disposed to indulge […]

May
10
2014

All Things Exhorted To Praise God

PSALM CXLIX 1-4 The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his love to the church, PRAISE ye the LORD.  Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh […]

May
9
2014

Exhortations To Praise God

PSALM CXLVII 1-3 The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his care of the church, PRAISE ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 4-5 his power and wisdom, He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth […]

May
9
2014

David Praiseth God For His Kingdom

PSALM CXLV 1-7 David praiseth God for his fame, David’s Psalm of praise. I WILL extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. […]

May
7
2014

David Promiseth To Praise God

PSALM CXLIV 1-4 David blesseth God for his mercy both to him and to man, A Psalm of David. BLESSED be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of […]

May
7
2014

David Layeth His Suit Before God

PSALM CXLI 1-2 David prayeth that his suit may be acceptable, A Psalm of David. LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. 3-6 his conscience sincere, Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Incline not […]

May
6
2014

David Praiseth God For The Truth Of His Word

PSALM CXXXVIII 1-3 David praiseth God for the truth of his word, A Psalm of David. I WILL praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength […]

May
5
2014

Exhortations To Bless God

PSALM CXXXV 1-4 An exhortation, to praise God for his mercy, PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD. Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God, Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel […]

May
5
2014

David’s Care For The Ark/God’s Promises To David

PSALM CXXXII 1-7 David in his prayer commendeth unto God the religious care he had for the ark, A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions: How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob. Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I […]

May
4
2014

The Virtue Of God’s Blessing

PSALM CXXVII 1-2 The virtue of God’s blessing, A Song of degrees for Solomon. EXCEPT the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sheep. 3-5 Good children are his gift, Lo, children are an […]

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