Introit of Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 47:10,11

We have received Thy mercy, O God, in the midst of Thy temple; according to Thy name, O God, so also is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of justice. Ps. Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised, in the city of God, in His holy mountain. V. Glory be to the Father.


Verse 10. Temple. Naou. Sept. S. Amb. &c. though the Vat. and Alex. copies have Laou, “people,” with the Arab. Ethiop. S. Aug. &c. H. — In the Church we receive many graces, (C.) even Christ himself, (S. Amb.) to which those who refuse to be Catholics, can have no title. W.

Verse 11. Earth. all who hear of the wonders of God, must praise him; and who can be ignorant of what He has done, (C.) in the defeat of the enemies of his people, (H.) of Sennacherib, Cambyses, &c.? Yet all the earth will be instructed only by the propagation of the Gospel. C. — Justice, against thy enemies, (H.) though this word may here imply “mercy,” in opposition to the judgments, v. 12. C. — These perfections are never at variance. W.

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