Offertory of Saint Vincent de Paul

Psalm 20:2-3

In Thy strength, O Lord, the just man shall joy, and in Th salvation he shall rejoice exceedingly: Thou hast given him his heart’s desire.


Verse 2. King. Chal. adds, “the Messias shall reign; and how shall he rejoice when thou shalt have delivered him!” The people had promised to return thanks in the former psalm. H. — Christ our king as man, having by his divine power overcome his enemies, rejoiceth. W.

Verse 3. Will. Heb. aresheth, “the proof or request,” (H.) which manifests the will. The term occurs no where else. Bert. — Our Saviour’s greatest desire was the glory of his Father, (H.) in man’s redemption. W.

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