Offertory of Feast of the Holy Innocents

Psalm 123:7

Our soul hath been delivered as a sparrow out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are delivered.


Verse 7. Sparrow. Heb. “bird.” This comparison shew at once the dangers to which the Jews had been exposed, and their miraculous deliverance. C. — Man may deceive others: but they cannot impose on God. W. — Grace preserves the soul from the most imminent dangers of temptation, sin, &c. Bert. — We must therefore fly; but who will give us wings except God? S. Amb.

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