P S A L M S
The foregoing psalm was a hymn of praise to the
Creator; this is a hymn of praise to the Redeemer. It is a psalm of
triumph in the God of Israel, and over the enemies of Israel.
Probably it was penned upon occasion of some victory which Israel
was blessed and honoured with. Some conjecture that it was penned
when David had taken the strong-hold of Zion, and settled his
government there. But it looks further, to the kingdom of the
Messiah, who, in the chariot of the everlasting gospel, goes forth
conquering and to conquer. To him, and his graces and glories, we
must have an eye, in singing this psalm, which proclaims, I.
Abundance of joy to all the people of God, ver. 1-5. II. Abundance of terror to the
proudest of their enemies, ver.