Gradual of Third Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 54:23,17,19

Cast thy care upon the Lord and He shall sustain Thee. V. When I cried to the Lord He heard my voice, from them that draw near to me.


Verse 23. Cast. The prophet had experienced the happy effect of this conduct. C. — In all troubles and doubts, we must have recourse to God. W. 1 Pet. v. 7.

Verse 19. Among many, &c. That is, they that drew near to attack me, were many in company, all combining to fight against me. Ch. — Or, many also joined themselves to me with Joab, and the holy angels, (4 K. vi. 16.) though almost all Israel followed Absalom. 2 K. xv. 13. C. — In many things, schismatics agree with the Church; but their crime is the breaking of unity. S. Aug.

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