Offertory of The Seven Holy Brothers

Psalm 123:7, 8

Our soul hath been delivered, as a sparrow, out of the snare of the fowlers. The snare is broken, and we are delivered: our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.


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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