View Psalms 44 in the note window.
The church commemorates past mercies, ver. 1 - 8.
Complains of present troubles, ver. 9 - 16.
Professes her integrity, ver. 17 - 22.
Prays for succour, ver. 23 - 26.
To the chief musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.
4: My king - The whole people speak as one man, being united in one
11: Scattered - Those who were not slain are carried into captivity,
and dispersed in several places.
16: Avenger - Who executeth both God's and his own vengeance upon me.
17: Yet - Although we cannot excuse ourselves from many other sins,
yet through thy grace we have kept ourselves from apostacy and idolatry,
notwithstanding all examples and provocations.
18: Turned - From thy worship to idols.
19: Broken us - By inflicting upon us one breach after another, thou
hast at last brought us to this pass. The place - A place extremely
desolate, such as dragons love, (Isa 13:21,22), and therefore full of
horror, and danger. Covered us - With deadly horrors and miseries.
22: Yea - Because we are constant in thy worship, which they abhor.
25: Our soul - Our persons. Our belly - We are not only thrown
down to the earth, but we lie there like dead carcases.