Offertory of Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 39:2,3,4

With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and He had regard to me; and he heard my prayer, and He put a new canticle into my mouth, a song to our God.


Verse 2. Expectation, or patience. H. — God has, at last, granted my request.

Verse 3. Misery. Heb. “confusion,” (Bert.) or “noise,” (S. Jer. H.) from the greatest danger. Theod. — Dregs. Mud. Jer. xxxviii. 6. S. Aug. &c. explain this of the Christian saved by faith from the sink of his sins. C.

Verse 4. New. Excellent. H. — I was before uttering complaints, now I give thanks with joy, for my health and conversion. C. — Song. Heb. “Praise.” The penitent changes his language, which is no longer understood by worldlings. Bert. — Many. S. Aug. reads, the just, who take part in the welfare of their brethren, (Ps. xxxi. 11.) while the wicked are filled with alarm, at the ways of God; who humbles or exalts people as he pleases. C.