Alleluia of Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

Psalm 96:1

Alleluia, alleluia. V. The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad. Alleluia.


Verse 1. Same. Huic. The title is the same as usual in the Sept. M. — It occurs not in Heb. The psalm may refer to David’s establishment on the throne, after the death of Saul, or Absalom, or to the return from captivity, and to the first and second coming of Christ. C. — This last seems to be the most literal sense. Bert. — To him. Christ’s body on the third day, and many souls were restored to life. — Islands. We have great reason to rejoice in being educated in the true faith, and we may hope that the Catholic religion will once more flourish in these isles. W. — The Son of man shall have dominion over all. Dan. vii. 14. His Church is persecuted, as the waves beat against an island. Euseb. C.

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