Gradual of Dedication of Saint Michael the Archangel

Psalm 102:20,1

Bless the Lord all ye His Angels: you that are mighty in strength, that do His will. V. O my soul, bless thou the Lord: and all that is within me praise His holy name.


Verse 20. His angels. You who have executed the orders of God for our delivery, help us to return him thanks. C. — Hearkening. Lit. “to hear,” (H.) or that all may learn to obey God’s mandates when they perceive how carefully the angels put them in execution. Bert.

Verse 1. Himself. All agree that David wrote this psalm as a model of resignation. The occasion is not known. Bert. — It may express the sentiments of the captives, (C.) or of converts to Christianity, (Euseb.) and is written with inimitable sweetness.

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