Alleluia of Saint Mark

Ps. 88:6; Ps. 20:4

Alleluia, alleluia. The Heavens shall confess Thy wonders, O Lord; and Thy truth in the Church of the saints. Alleluia.

Alleluia. O Lord, Thou halt set on his head a crown of precious stones. Alleluia.


Psalm 88

Verse 6. Saints. These alone, (H.) the heavens or angels, worthily proclaim thy praises. H. — Preachers announce the same in the Church, (S. Aug.) “the communion of saints,” as none are found out of her society. H.

Psalm 20

Verse 4. Sweetness. Heb. “of goodness,” the effects of thy mercy. H. — Thou hast made David a king according to thy own heart, and granted him victory, and many favours, even before he had asked for them. The humanity of Jesus Christ was still more glorified, (C.) by a gratuitous predestination." S. Aug. Prædest. 30. Persev. 24. &c. — Stones. Heb. “fine gold or the topaz.” Ps. xviii. 11. Bert. — David took the crown of Melchom, weighing a talent. 2 K. xii. 30. C. — God gave him the victory on every occasion. Eccli. xlvii. 7. H. — He crowned Jesus Christ, the martyrs, and all those who have been ready to suffer for him. W.

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