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THE BOOK OF PSALMS;
THEIR LITERAL OR HISTORICAL SENSE, AS THEY RELATE TO KING DAVID
AND THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, IS ILLUSTRATED;
AND THEIR APPLICATION TO MESSIAH, TO THE CHURCH, AND TO
INDIVIDUALS AS MEMBERS THEREOF, IS POINTED OUT;
WITH A VIEW TO RENDER THE USE OF THE PSALTER PLEASING AND
PROFITABLE TO ALL ORDERS AND DEGREES OF CHRISTIANS.
GEORGE HORNE, D.D.
LATE LORD BISHOP OF NORWICH,
" All things must be fulfilled which were written in the Psalms concerning
I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also."-
To They sing the song of Moses, and the song of the Lamb.”—Rev. xv. 3,
IN TWO VOLUMES.
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ARGUMENT. The prophet, 1, gives thanks, with the Church, to God for the manifestation of his NAME, and the wonders of salvation wrought thereby. 2, He declares his resolution of executing judgment and justice in his kingdom, which, 3, had been in disorder and confusion; 4, 5, he rebukes the wicked ; 6—8, reminds them of the power, providence, counsels, and judgments of God; 9, 10, he concludes with repeating his resolution to praise God, to break the power of wickedness, and to establish righteousness. VER. 1. Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks : for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
The Church offers up her repeated praises to God for deliverance; she acknowledges the presence of his NAME in the midst of her, which had been evidenced by the “wonderful works” wrought for her salvation. Upon whatever occasion these words were originally indited, the Christian Church now celebrates in them that great deliverance which, by so many miracles of mercy and power, hath been accomplished for her through Messiah,