| › Psalm 1 - Here two portraits are presented to our view. The godly man appears. His walk is holy, happy, fruitful, prosperous, heavenward--The ungodly is entirel ...read|
| › Psalm 2 - To oppose the kingdom of Christ is utterly vain, because it is established by the Father's power, and by the provisions of the eternal decree. Holy ex ...read|
| › Psalm 3 - Foes without number press upon the speaker. Prayer is his refuge. Calmly he sleeps. His fears are gone. Speak, Lord, that thus our hearts may ever res ...read|
| › Psalm 4 - This psalm begins with prayer. Solemn admonition and earnest entreaties follow. Then the believer's chief good appears in contrast to the lot of the u ...read|
| › Psalm 5 - Faith prays, knowing that wrath will overwhelm God's foes, and mercies crown the righteous. May prayer be thus stirred up in us!
1, 2. "Give ear to ...read|
| › Psalm 6 - Here godly sorrow changes into godly joy. May we so mourn that we too may be comforted!
1. "O Lord, rebuke me not in Your anger, neither chasten me ...read|
| › Psalm 7 - David, stung by unjust reproach, appeals to God. He prays and foresees future judgment. The end is praise. When slanders fly around may we be similarl ...read|
| › Psalm 8 - God's name is excellent in all His works, but especially in Christ. O God! reveal Your name to us. The Spirit, who gave these words, gives their inter ...read|
| › Psalm 9 - Fervent praise acknowledges God's help and righteous judgments. Prayer follows for continued favors. May we thus praise! May we thus pray!
1, 2. "I ...read|
| › Psalm 10 - The main feature in this psalm is the foul portraiture of evil. Prayer follows in full confidence that God will arise and judge. May the Spirit raise ...read|
| › Psalm 11 - Confidence relies on God when storms of trouble threaten. The terribleness of final judgment is revealed. May perfect shelter be our happy lot!
| › Psalm 12 - Fearing that the godly cease and the ungodly vaunt, prayer is made and confidence is professed in God's pure Word. Supported by such comfort, may we n ...read|
| › Psalm 13 - The soul long troubled here at last finds peace. Lord, may our faith never fall! Joy is at hand.
1, 2. "How long will You forget me, O Lord? foreve ...read|
| › Psalm 14 - Inhabitants of the world are represented as lying in wickedness. But the year of the redeemed is foreshadowed. May we tremble at this sight of sin, an ...read|
| › Psalm 15 - Here is a beautiful picture of the holy man. Holy Spirit, mold us into this blessed form!
1. "Lord, who shall abide in Your tabernacle? who shall d ...read|
| › Psalm 16 - To the believer there is much joy in present state. There is, also, bright hope of rising to eternal life. May this joy and hope be our abiding portio ...read|
| › Psalm 17 - Abundant prayers are made. The end is confirmation of confidence. May we thus pray, and thus be comforted!
1, 2. "Hear the right, O Lord, attend to ...read|
| › Psalm 18 - Mighty deliverance is realized, and utter ruin of every foe. May we intelligently swell the note of praise!
1, 2. "I love you, Lord; you are my str ...read|
| › Psalm 19 - Two witnesses proclaim God's glory. His Works and Word harmoniously respond. May the joint testimony teach us!
1, 2. "The heavens declare the glory ...read|
| › Psalm 20 - Intercession is our duty and our privilege. Trust in God secures success. May we be encouraged to pray and not to faint!
1, 2. "May the Lord hear y ...read|
| › Psalm 21 - This ode of triumph celebrates our exalted Head. May we thus sing on earth by faith, and lengthen out the strain through endless days!
1, 2. "The k ...read|
| › Psalm 22 - The deepest anguish of our suffering Lord is here portrayed. The story of the Cross is told in minute detail. Light breaks forth at last. May we gaze ...read|
| › Psalm 23 - Jesus leads His flock like a shepherd. May we rejoice in the delights of His fold!
1. "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in need."
Happy the ...read|
| › Psalm 24 - Jesus ascends in triumph to His throne in heaven. May we in spirit ascend there, and with Him continually dwell!
1, 2. "The earth is the Lord's, an ...read|
| › Psalm 25 - Repentance and contrition find vent in confession and prayer. May these holy exercises be the home of our souls!
1. "Unto You, O Lord, do I lift up ...read|
| › Psalm 26 - Prayers, professions, and resolves are here interlinked. May the Holy Spirit draw holy lessons for us!
1. "Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in m ...read|
| › Psalm 27 - Faith makes strong professions, and utters earnest prayers. May such be the exercise of our hearts unto life eternal!
1. "The Lord is my light and ...read|
| › Psalm 28 - Earnest prayer is followed by exulting praise. May prayer lead us to glad thanksgivings!
1. "Unto You will I cry, O Lord my rock; Do not be silent ...read|
| › Psalm 29 - Jehovah's voice is mighty. It sounds in the storms of nature, in the outgoings of grace, in the terrors of the dissolving world. May our listening ear ...read|
| › Psalm 30 - Sorrows are transient. Joys are forever. May we so mourn, that we may be comforted!
1. "I will extol You, O Lord; for You have lifted me up, and ha ...read|
| › Psalm 31 - The believer's security is in God in every trial, through life, and in death. May we be kept by His mighty power through faith unto eternal life!
| › Psalm 32 - We are taught the blessedness of sin's pardon through the faith of Christ. O Lord, give us this blessing, and we shall be blessed!
1, 2. "Blessed i ...read|
| › Psalm 33 - All praise is due to God, for all He is--for all that He has done. May we begin the praise which shall not end!
1, 2, 3. "Let the godly sing with j ...read|
| › Psalm 34 - God's never-failing care demands unfailing praise. Sheltered beneath the refuge of His wings, may we sing gratefully!
1, 2. "I will bless the Lord ...read|
| › Psalm 35 - Appeal is made to God for help. Many are our times of need. At all times we have access to our God.
1, 2, 3. "Plead my cause, O Lord, with those wh ...read|
| › Psalm 36 - Two very diverse views appear. The wickedness of the wicked is very vile. The glory of God shines brightly. May our thoughts rise from earth and rest ...read|
| › Psalm 37 - The temporal prosperity of wicked men soon vanishes. True happiness is the portion of the godly. May such be our lot!
1, 2. "Do not fret because of ...read|
| › Psalm 38 - The Psalmist, in deep sense of sin, and writhing under just chastisement, spreads his sad condition before God.
1. "O Lord, do not rebuke me in You ...read|
| › Psalm 39 - The Psalmist resolves to be guarded in his speech. He reflects on the brevity of human life, and the vanity of earthly show. He prays in prospect of h ...read|
| › Psalm 40 - Marvelous deliverance follows continued patience. Others are thereby quickened to act faith. God's goodness is unspeakable. Christ is the end of the l ...read|
| › Psalm 41 - The happy state of the compassionate is depicted. The vindictive malevolence of the ungodly is also shown. Prayer to God and profession of faith follo ...read|
| › Psalm 42 - Rejection is the pervading note of this hymn. The joys of the sanctuary are forbidden. Insulting foes augment distress. In conclusion, the soul is chi ...read|
| › Psalm 43 - The pensive note of the preceding hymn is here prolonged. The circumstances are the same; the same, also, are the exercises and the expressions of the ...read|
| › Psalm 44 - The Church is here exhibited as in the depths of grievous trouble. But faith reviews the mercies of past days before it bewails present sufferings. Co ...read|
| › Psalm 45 - This hymn is fitly termed a song of loves. It is a prelude to the Song of songs. The spiritual Bridegroom is rapturously commended. The Spouse is show ...read|
| › Psalm 46 - God's near protection is a stronghold against all fear. The wonders of His mighty hand should excite terror in His foes, and confidence in His people. ...read|
| › Psalm 47 - A view is presented of the kingdom of Christ most gloriously established, and universal praises are evoked.
1, 2. "O clap your hands, all you peopl ...read|
| › Psalm 48 - The beauty of Jerusalem is a picture of the beauty of the Church. God's favor to it foreshadows His favor to His people in all ages.
1, 2, 3. "Grea ...read|
| › Psalm 49 - The truths of the Bible call for universal heeding. The mysteries will repay all study. Natural men, in their best state, are immeasurably inferior to ...read|
| › Psalm 50 - We have in this Psalm a revelation of glorious truth. The final judgment is announced in dreadful sublimity. Formalists are rebuked, and warned of the ...read|
| › Psalm 51 - Of all the Psalms, this is the one, perhaps, which is most frequently interwoven in the believer's prayers and pondered in his meditations. It has bee ...read|
| › Psalm 52 - The proud boasting and the malicious plots of the ungodly come to a fearful end. The case of the righteous greatly differs, and calls for praise.
| › Psalm 53 - A repetition of a dreadful scene is again presented. Again the whole world is seen as lying in the wicked one. But the year of the redeemed again appe ...read|
| › Psalm 54 - Deep distress afflicts the Psalmist. He knows his refuge, and flees to it. In confidence of gracious aid he vows the sacrifice of praise. We, also, ar ...read|
| › Psalm 55 - In the eventful life of David trouble follows trouble as wave succeeds to wave. His intervals of rest were very few. Throughout his days darkness seem ...read|
| › Psalm 56 - Similarity of circumstance leads to similarity of conduct. Continued troubles prompt continued prayer. Prayer may wrestle long, but it will never stri ...read|
| › Psalm 57 - Trouble, prayer, confidence, and praise are the pervading notes of this instructive hymn. Our faith will surely have its trials. May each trial cause ...read|
| › Psalm 58 - Persecution in another form here agitates the Psalmist's mind. A fearful picture of the persecutors' hate is next exhibited. Confidence in their ruin ...read|
| › Psalm 59 - Imminent perils surround the Psalmist. Foes environ his path. Means of escape seem utterly to fail. But God can never fail. Prayer flies to His presen ...read|
| › Psalm 60 - In the bright day of prosperity the gloom of adversity is not forgotten. The contrast elevates the joy of success. Abundant victories are realized, an ...read|
| › Psalm 61 - Attention to prayer in a season of great distress is supplicated in the experience of former mercies. Promises are remembered, and grateful service is ...read|
| › Psalm 62 - Firm confidence in God is here avowed. He is commended as a high fortress of protection. The ruin of the ungodly is foreshown; exhortations to trust i ...read|
| › Psalm 63 - Warm expressions show the intense longing of the soul for God. The joy of public ordinances is set forth; confidence is added in the final triumph of ...read|
| › Psalm 64 - The voice of prayer again is heard amid the multitude of afflictions. But deliverance shows a smiling face. Foes will fall prostrate and the righteous ...read|
| › Psalm 65 - Incessant praise is God's undoubted due. Countless are the motives which awaken it. May it be the exercise in which our souls unweariedly delight!
| › Psalm 66 - Praise is the note which sounds throughout this hymn. Marvelous mercies are recounted, both temporal and spiritual. All demand devout thanksgiving. As ...read|
| › Psalm 67 - A hymn here meets us earnest in prayer, bright in prospects, shining in prophecies, glorious in anticipations. Hope gazes with delight on the fullness ...read|
| › Psalm 68 - Happy was the occasion of this hymn. David was permitted to see the joyful day when the ark, the type of the blessed Jesus, was brought to its resting ...read|
| › Psalm 69 - The Psalmist is involved in intensity of misery. The severest troubles in every form assail him. The downfall of his enemies is foreshadowed, and the ...read|
| › Psalm 70 - Respite from trouble is not of long duration. The tide flows back with unabated strength. Earnest prayer is the ready refuge; the confusion of foes is ...read|
| › Psalm 71 - Weighed down under the burden of his many years, harassed by ingratitude and cruelty, David warmly expresses his unwavering confidence in God. Increas ...read|
| › Psalm 72 - This Psalm presents especial grandeur and magnificence. In the first instance we have a description of the glorious reign of Solomon. But this reign s ...read|
| › Psalm 72 - The mind is often sorely tried by seeing the wicked in such great prosperity. Doubts are disposed to rise in reference to God's righteous government. ...read|
| › Psalm 74 - Hostile invasion had brought ruin into the city. Grim desolation frowns where once the Temple magnificently stood. The outrage of the enemy is plainti ...read|
| › Psalm 75 - Notes of thanksgiving introduce this hymn. Resolution is professed to minister right government. Promises of renewed praise are added.
1. "Unto You ...read|
| › Psalm 76 - Probably some illustrious victory was the occasion of this ode. It especially celebrates God's glory in the preservation of His Church. For this all p ...read|
| › Psalm 77 - A train of sorrows moves along this page. Relief is found in drawing near to God, and meditating on His wondrous works. We may have the same suffering ...read|
| › Psalm 78 - We are enjoined to give earnest heed to the words spoken from heaven. A dark display of Israel's ingratitude and rebellion follows. God's repeated and ...read|
| › Psalm 79 - The ruins of the Temple and the cruelties of the insulting foe impel to the mercy-seat. Promises of praise are uttered. In the depths of distress may ...read|
| › Psalm 80 - Suppliants in deep misery flee to the mercy-seat. A graphic allegory portrays the Church. May we bear fruit as lively branches of the true Vine!
| › Psalm 81 - Observance of public ordinances is enjoined. The path of obedience is the path of blessedness. May we listen to our God; He will appear rich to multip ...read|
| › Psalm 82 - God's supremacy over all magistrates is declared. Unjust judges are reproved, and prayer is made that God would maintain justice.
1. "God stands in ...read|
| › Psalm 83 - God is called to mark the confederacy of the ungodly, and to avenge His cause as in times of old. God thus appearing shall be acknowledged as Jehovah. ...read|
| › Psalm 84 - Longing desires are expressed for the joy of public ordinances. The happiness is extolled of those who frequent God's court. The God, who hears and an ...read|
| › Psalm 85 - Bright views of redeeming love shine forth in the opening of this Psalm. Prayer is made that grace may still abound. God's attributes are shown to be ...read|
| › Psalm 86 - A stream of continuous prayer flows throughout this Psalm. Praise is sweetly intermixed. Pleas for audience with God are urgently enforced. May we thu ...read|
| › Psalm 87 - The Church is commended as beloved of God. Neighboring nations flock to it. It is a spring of refreshing joys.
1 . "His foundation is in the holy m ...read|
| › Psalm 88 - Sounds of bitter grief wail through this Psalm. We hear the mourning of a wounded spirit. All earthly refuge is shunned; help only is in God.
| › Psalm 89 - This Psalm is bright in praises for the countless mercies of our God, especially for faithfulness to His covenants. Prayer is added. May we with joyfu ...read|
| › Psalm 90 - This Psalm is entitled "A Prayer of Moses, the man of God." As such it justly claims devout attention as the earliest of inspired songs. In adopting i ...read|
| › Psalm 91 - Internal textual evidence establishes that the apprehension of near sickness and the approach of pestilence awakened this Psalm. Firm confidence is ex ...read|
| › Psalm 92 - Here strong exhortations enforce the duty of praise. Motives for such adoration are specified. May they tune our hearts to luxuriate in like pastures ...read|
| › Psalm 93 - The reign of Christ here shines forth in illustrious splendor. It is glorious in power and holiness. May the description lead our hearts to more inten ...read|
| › Psalm 94 - God is supplicated to maintain His cause and not to allow His enemies to triumph. Afflictions are named as frequent benefits, and the afflicted are as ...read|
| › Psalm 95 - Warm exhortations call to joyful thanksgivings. It is shown that God is truly entitled to such homage. Warnings to the unbelieving and disobedient are ...read|
| › Psalm 96 - Again we are loudly called to magnify the Lord in joyful song. Thoughts are directed to the extension of Christ's kingdom. He is proclaimed as coming ...read|
| › Psalm 97 - Faith is encouraged to joyfully contemplate Christ's kingdom. It may be hidden from the world; but it is dreadful to all adversaries. Exhortations fol ...read|
| › Psalm 98 - Exhortations to sing praises are here prolonged. Views of Christ's kingdom suggest ample topics. May they kindle holy warmth in our hearts!
1. "O s ...read|
| › Psalm 99 - Attention is again called to the greatness and glory of Christ's kingdom. Exhortations to worship Him suitably follow. May the Spirit write them on ou ...read|
| › Psalm 100 - This hymn has been, and still is, the delight of Christian hearts. Its pervading note is a call to adoring praise. Praise is due to our God, because o ...read|
| › Psalm 101 - Rules are prescribed for godly government. Advice is given to those who exercise authority. May all take heed; for to each some influence belongs.
| › Psalm 102 - The soul trembling under God's displeasure is in extreme anguish. Its misery pours out a multitude of complaints. Various images lend their aid. Hope ...read|
| › Psalm 103 - As in the firmament one star differs from another star in glory, so this hymn shines with surpassing luster. Through a long course of years it has bee ...read|
| › Psalm 104 - A splendid picture is here exhibited of the greatness of God in creation and providence. Vows follow that the praises which are due shall be devoutly ...read|
| › Psalm 105 - An earnest call invites to universal praise. The story of God's dealings with His ancient people is used to quicken this hymn.
1-4. "O give thanks ...read|
| › Psalm 106 - Praise opens and concludes this instructive Psalm. The context is dark in frightful displays of the rebellion and ingratitude of God's people. Bright ...read|
| › Psalm 107 - Exhortation to thanksgiving is the first note of this Psalm. Various motives follow. Man is exhibited in diverse straits and difficulties, and God app ...read|
| › Psalm 108 - The Psalmist professes immovable resolve to make praise his incessant joy. He prays for support against all opponents, and avows his confidence in ful ...read|
| › Psalm 109 - A terrible train of miseries awaits the enemies of our heavenly King. As each sorrow passes in review may we draw nearer to our blessed Lord, in whom ...read|
| › Psalm 110 - A magnificent display of the exaltation and sovereignty of Christ as High Priest of the Church is exhibited. It is delightful to study this glorious o ...read|
| › Psalm 111 - Praise is the one theme of this enrapturing Psalm. Various motives call to this homage. May they all excite response in our adoring hearts!
1. "Pra ...read|
| › Psalm 112 - An exhortation to praise is the herald of this Psalm. The blessedness of God's children is then set forth. May its bright colors reveal more of the ha ...read|
| › Psalm 113 - Praise continues to be the happy theme. Contemplation of God's majesty and greatness and goodness tend largely to kindle this flame. Let us meditate u ...read|
| › Psalm 114 - The greatness and the glory of God are shown in His dealings with Israel. Let us joyfully remember that this God is our God forever and ever.
| › Psalm 115 - Man's utter nothingness is here acknowledged. In God alone all power resides. The idols of the heathen are the vanity of vanities. Let all confidence ...read|
| › Psalm 116 - The heart of the Psalmist overflows with gratitude for extraordinary mercies. They all demand devoted praise. May the effect on us be increase of heav ...read|
| › Psalm 117 - This Psalm is brief, but who can estimate its unbounded preciousness? It was given by inspiration of God. May the Spirit use it to invigorate our grac ...read|
| › Psalm 118 - A song of praise is here added to our stores. Motives to this exercise claim attention. In many portions Christ is distinctly seen. May He thus become ...read|
| › Psalm 119 - 1. "Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord."
Here is a glowing picture of the pious heart. Here is the inner life of ...read|
| › Psalm 120 - This Psalm depicts the unhappy condition when slanders assail, and the soul is tossed on billows of disquietude. Prayer is the unfailing refuge.
| › Psalm 121 - True safety is from God alone. His protecting care is portrayed in attractive colors. May they win us to place all confidence in Him!
1-2. "I will ...read|
| › Psalm 122 - The beauty and the glory of the Church of Christ are here typically represented. Let prayer be fervent for the Church.
1-2. "I was glad when they s ...read|
| › Psalm 123 - Contempt and derision should quicken our flight to the mercy-seat.
1. "Unto You lift I up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens."
The Psalmist h ...read|
| › Psalm 124 - All deliverance is freely given by the hand of God. To Him let grateful blessings ever be ascribed.
1-5. "If it had not been the Lord who was on ou ...read|
| › Psalm 125 - This ode sings a blessed description of God's children. Earnest prayer is the fitting conclusion.
1. "Those who trust in the Lord shall be as Mount ...read|
| › Psalm 126 - Restoration from captivity is the Lord's gracious work. In due time the sorrow of the righteous shall be swallowed up in joy.
1. "When the Lord tur ...read|
| › Psalm 127 - Safety and success can only come from God. Pious families are multiplied by His blessing.
1. "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain w ...read|
| › Psalm 128 - Manifold blessings belong to those who fear the Lord. May we gaze on the display until it is our own realized enjoyment!
1. "Blessed is everyone wh ...read|
| › Psalm 129 - Incessant were the troubles of Israel. But they destroyed them not. A prophetic voice here sounds, foretelling evil's final woe.
1-2. "Many time th ...read|
| › Psalm 130 - The essence of the Gospel pervades this hymn. Sin is seen in its odious character. Its due penalties are acknowledged. But forgiveness is proclaimed a ...read|
| › Psalm 131 - The Psalmist avows his deep humility. Exhortation to hope in God is added.
1-2. "Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty; neither do I exe ...read|
| › Psalm 132 - The Ark foreshadowed the Church. As such it was the object of pious care. This ode proceeds to enumerate God's promises.
1. "Lord, remember David, ...read|
| › Psalm 133 - The blessings of peace and concord are commended. May they be sought and enjoyed by us!
1-3. "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren ...read|
| › Psalm 134 - The ministers of the sanctuary are exhorted to bless the Lord. In response blessings are invoked on the speaker.
1-2. "Behold, bless the Lord, all ...read|
| › Psalm 135 - Exhortations to praise the Lord are reiterated. Motives to this exercise are boundless, and are piously set forth.
1-3. "Praise the Lord. Praise th ...read|
| › Psalm 136 - The mercy of the Lord is largely illustrated, and due praises are invoked.
1-3. "O give thanks to the Lord; for He is good; for His mercy endures f ...read|
| › Psalm 137 - A plaintive ode bewails the misery of the captive Jews. Their devotion to their country is avowed. Woe on their enemies is called down in language of ...read|
| › Psalm 138 - Praise is vowed to the Lord. This debt should be devoutly paid. The Lord is worthy to be trusted.
1-2. "I will praise You with my whole heart; befo ...read|
| › Psalm 139 - All things are naked and open to the omniscience of God. His presence is all-pervading. Suitable prayer concludes the hymn.
1-5. "O Lord, You have ...read|
| › Psalm 140 - In times of extreme distress deliverance is sought from God. He is extolled as the protector of His people. Faith looks to Him as the destroyer of all ...read|
| › Psalm 141 - This hymn commences with a general prayer for acceptance. It then branches into diverse petitions. Thus it stands a tree of solid stem bearing variety ...read|
| › Psalm 142 - The Psalmist is beset with trouble on every side. All refuge failed him but his God. To God he has instant recourse.
1-2. "I cried to the Lord with ...read|
| › Psalm 143 - This hymn commences with a general petition, and then expands into a large field of supplication.
1. "Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my suppli ...read|
| › Psalm 144 - Blessings are ascribed to God for great success and victories. Continuance of such mercies is implored. The happiness of God's people is depicted in g ...read|
| › Psalm 145 - Praise pervades this hymn. God's various claims are duly expounded. May they so influence our hearts that much fruit may ripen!
1-2. "I will extol ...read|
| › Psalm 146 - Praise is the Psalmist's sweet employ. God's claims to praise are stated. May they attune our hearts to sing the heavenly theme!
1-2. "Praise the L ...read|
| › Psalm 147 - Exhortations call to praise our God. Let our grateful hearts rejoicingly obey.
1. "Praise the Lord; for it is good to sing praises to our God; for ...read|
| › Psalm 148 - Praise to God is invoked because of His glory in all things, animate and inanimate. Especially His saints call for adoration.
1-2. "Praise the Lord ...read|
| › Psalm 149 - Continual is the call to praise our God. May the call never fail to warm our hearts!
1. "Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, and His prai ...read|
| › Psalm 150 - The Psalms thus close. But praise shall never end. Let praise be the constant ecstasy of all our powers and all our time. Eternity will prolong, but n ...read|