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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, exalted above the heavens, extends His glory over all lands. The Voice of one that feareth GOD. The Voice of the Church at the placing over.1 And a confession made amongst the people at deliverance, or the Voice of any that feareth.

VEN. BEDE. Song refers to the contemplation of Divine things, Psalm to actual works, which, however, accord with Divine commands, which he testifies himself in the first verse: I will sing and give praise to the Lord. David, moreover, signifies CHRIST the King, Who is to speak in this Psalm.

Throughout the whole Psalm the LORD speaks. In the first place He gives thanks to the FATHER, because after the triumph of His Passion He rose again unto everlasting glory: O God, my heart is ready. Secondly, He humbles Himself in His Manhood, wherein He nevertheless displays the power of His own majesty, that thou mayest understand that there are truly two Natures in the one Person of CHRIST the LORD: That Thy beloved may be delivered. It is however to be observed that the 107th (108) Psalm is made up of the closing portions of two other Psalms; because the LORD by His Passion and Resurrection joined to Himself two peoples in one faith, made them fruitful with one grace of the SPIRIT, lifted them up with the same gift of everlasting life. The number one hundred denotes the life which is in the right hand, seven denotes the HOLY GHOST. And these numbers are suitably conjoined in this Psalm, made one out of two, because only spiritual persons merit to receive life everlasting.

SYRIAC PSALTER. Of David, when he was ready with glory for the ministry and psalmody of the House of the LORD. And concerning the calling of the Gentiles.

EUSEBIUS OF CÆSAREA. The calling of the Gentiles.

S. ATHANASIUS. A Psalm setting forth Providence with a song.








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