P S A L M S
This is a thanksgiving-psalm, and it is of such a
general use and application that we need not suppose it penned upon
any particular occasion. All people are here called upon to praise
God, I. For the general instances of his sovereign dominion and
power in the whole creation, ver.
1-7. II. For the special tokens of his favour to the
church, his peculiar people, ver.
8-12. And then, III. The psalmist praises God for his
own experiences of his goodness to him in particular, especially in
answering his prayers, ver.
13-20. If we have learned in every thing to give thanks
for ancient and modern mercies, public and personal mercies, we
shall know how to sing this psalm with grace and understanding.