P S A L M S
This psalm is adapted to a state of affliction; it
is copied almost word for word from the fortieth, and, some think
for that reason, is entitled, "a psalm to bring to remembrance;"
for it may be of use sometimes to pray over the prayers we have
formerly made to God upon similar occasions, which may be done with
new affections. David here prays that God would send, I. Help to
himself, ver. 1, 5. II.
Shame to his enemies, ver. 2,
3. III. Joy to his friends, ver. 4. These five verses were the last five verses of Ps. xl.
He seems to have intended this short prayer to be both for himself
and us a salve for every sore, and therefore to be always in mind;
and in singing we may apply it to our particular troubles, whatever