1 Praise God. The Lord praise, O my soul.
Rapturous praise, in contrasting all Earth’s great ones with Jehovah the King
This, and the remaining psalms, begin and end with “Hallelujah”. Surely a fitting way to end the Psalter, and is reminiscent of the Book of Revelation, “Hallelujah the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”
The writer counsels us of the futility of dependence on men. Whatever station or status they hold in life, their existence and thoughts are fallible and earthbound. Our blessedness and hope consists in knowing and loving Jacob’s God. He is the only One to trust in, and the One whom he has set forth to be a Saviour. Christ looses the prisoner, gives sight to the spiritually blind and exalts the humble and meek. Widows and orphans come under His protection, as the widows of Zarephath and of Nain experienced.
We have much to praise Him for; so let our ‘Hosannas’ ascend while we have breath.