In the former psalm we praise God for his common
providence; in this, for his special favours to his church. The first
eleven verses of it David delivered to Asaph, (1 Chron. xvi, 7, &c.) to be used in the daily service of the sanctuary.
Here is the preface, ver. 1-7. The history itself in several articles:
God's covenant with the patriarchs, ver. 8-11. His care of them in a
strange land, ver. 12-15. His raising up Joseph, ver. 16-22. The
increase of Israel in Egypt, and their deliverance out of it, ver. 23-
38. His care of them in the wilderness, and their settlement in Canaan,