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A Commentary On The Psalms From Primitive and Mediæval Writers Volumes 1 To 4 by Rev. J.M. Neale D.D.

ARG. THOMAS. That CHRIST our great GOD shall rule us to eternal ages. The type of the future Jerusalem. This Psalm is to be used with the Apocalypse of S. John the Apostle. The voice of the priests to the people concerning CHRIST, and concerning the heavenly Jerusalem, which is both present and is to be: then also the voice of the Apostles: the voice of the Church that praises GOD: it is to be read with Jonah the Prophet.1

VEN. BEDE. The second day of the week is the day in which, as we read in Genesis, GOD made a firmament in the midst of the waters, and called it heaven. Here the loftiness of holy Church is prefigured; which, suspended as it were between the lower and the upper waters, is inferior to the sublimity of the Angels, but more sublime than worldly conversation. As then the title of the 24th Psalm, the first day of the week, on which light was made, shows that the subject of that Psalm is to be the LORD’S Resurrection, so also in the present Psalm, the second day of the week, on which the firmament was made in the midst of the waters, sets forth to us the edifice of the Church: and to this the Sons of Korah, that is of the LORD’S Passion, sing the praise of this Canticle. In the first part they tell the glory of GOD: on which, while the Church dwells at length, she manifests His glory to all the kings of the earth. In the second, they render thanks for the Advent of the LORD the SAVIOUR, to set stiles2 in the Church, by which that SAVIOUR may be known, Who guards His servants with His eternal protection.

EUSEBIUS OF CÆSAREA. A Hymn to GOD of the Church, and the destruction of the persecutors.

S. JEROME. The whole Psalm hath to do with the holy people: the whole dwells on Ecclesiastical Mysteries.








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