Communion of Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 118: 81, 84, 86

My soul is in Thy salvation, and in Thy word have I hoped: when wilt Thou exe- cute judgment on them that persecute me? the wicked have persecuted me: help me, O Lord my God.


Verse 81. Salvation. All the saints sighed after our Saviour’s coming, (Matt. xiii. 17.) as they still do, 2 Tim. iv. 8. W. — The deliverance from Babylon was a figure of redemption. The next verse is of the same import. C.

Verse 84. Servant. The just may lawfully desire the term of their sufferings, with submission to God’s will, (W.) and to be freed from the power of persecutors, (Heb. “the proud.” Bert.) and from exile, after their enemies are punished. Ps. xxxviii. 5. C.

Verse 86. Help me. He does not pray to be exempted from trials, but that he may have grace to gain the victory. S. Hil.

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