Praise to Him who redeems from the lowest depth 

From this psalm to Psalm 118, are songs that were to be sung at the Passover. They are called, ‘The Hallel Psalms,’ or ‘Praise Psalms.’ It begins with ‘Hallelujah.’ One or more of these were sung by our Lord and His disciples in the upper room. There is the declaration that the Lord’s Name would be universally known. Christ would be preached from the rising to the setting of the sun. Twice, the being of God is shown to be higher than all nations, and all heavens, and yet he deigns to stoop from such exaltation and transcendence to consider dunghill dwellers. That is, sinners are drawn out of the mire, and given a place amongst the likes of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the princes of the church. Whether the last verse is literal, or spiritually intended of the church, the truth is evident. Barrenness will give place to fertility.


Psalm 113

 1  Praise God: ye servants of the Lord,
       O praise, the Lord's name praise.
 2  Yea, blessed be the name of God
       from this time forth always.

 3  From rising sun to where it sets,
       God's name is to be praised.
 4  Above all nations God is high,
       'bove heav'ns his glory raised.

 5  Unto the Lord our God that dwells
       on high, who can compare?
 6  Himself that humbleth things to see
       in heav'n and earth that are.

 7  He from the dust doth raise the poor,
       that very low doth lie;
    And from the dunghill lifts the man
       oppressed with poverty;

 8  That he may highly him advance,
       and with the princes set;
    With those that of his people are
       the chief, ev'n princes great.

 9  The barren woman house to keep
       he maketh, and to be
    Of sons a mother full of joy.
       Praise to the Lord give ye.


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