P S A L M S
This psalm is part of that which was delivered
into the hand of Asaph and his brethren (1 Chron. xvi. 7), by which it appears both
that David was the penman of it and that it has reference to the
bringing up of the ark to the city of David; whether that long
psalm was made first, and this afterwards taken out of it, or this
made first and afterwards borrowed to make up that, is not certain.
But this is certain, that, though it was sung at the translation of
the ark, it looks further, to the kingdom of Christ, and is
designed to celebrate the glories of that kingdom, especially the
accession of the Gentiles to it. Here is, I. A call given to all
people to praise God, to worship him, and give glory to him, as a
great and glorious God, ver.
1-9. II. Notice given to all people of God's universal
government and judgment, which ought to be the matter of universal
joy, ver. 10-13. In singing
this psalm we ought to have our hearts filed with great and high
thoughts of the glory of God and the grace of the gospel, and with
an entire satisfaction in Christ's sovereign dominion and in the
expectation of the judgment to come.