Psalms for Worship

Psalms: all selections from the RED psalter
Meditations on the Psalms by John Brown of Haddington
Ps 46

IN this Psalm, probably composed for celebrating some remarkable victory, we have (1.) Bold triumphs of faith in God him self, and the mercies of the new covenant, amidst the most alarming danger and distress, which can be supposed, ver. 1—6. (2.) A thankful rehearsal of the great things which God had wrought, for the deliverance of his people, and the destruction of their enemies, ver. 6–9. (3.) God’s heart-composing promise of promoting his own glory in every providence, and faith’s expectation of protection and deliverance therefrom, ver. 10, 11.

While I sing it, come, my soul, encourage thyself in JEHOVAH as thy God, and thy ALL. Come, drink abundantly out of Jesus’ heart gladening RIVER of life, his word, his blood, his spirit, his fulness, his love; and holding fast the beginning of thy confidence’ unto the end, always give thanks.

Ps 122

This Psalm appears to have been composed for the use of the Hebrews at their three solemn feasts, Lev. xxiii, We have in it, (1.) Expressions of great joy in going up to Jerusalem, ver. 1, 2. (2.) High recommendations of the beauty, order, sanctity, and honour f Jerusalem, ver. 3—5. (3.) The duty and happiness of such as are really concerned for the welfare of Jerusalem, the church of God, ver. 6-9.- 11

While I sing, let me remember the gospel church, Gobewail her disorders, supplicate her welfare; and set my heart on the Jerusalem which is above, and into which nothing can enter that defileth or disturbs. O when shall ‘my feet’ stand there! When shall I see my Jesus, on his great white throne, and sit with him in his glory.