This is a song suitable for Gospel times, a new song of redemption through Christ, as distinct from the old song of Moses, the lawgiver. The congregation of saints will take this hymn of praise on their lips. A seed shall serve and praise Him, for He has made or recreated us to that privilege. They shall be joyful in their King, who is King of kings and Lord of lords. He that was born King of the Jews is King of the church, ruling also over all people.
His elect is the subject of His pleasure, and that was true in eternity, “For His delight was with the sons of men.” They exhibit the beauty derived from salvation, even a sanctified life. To them He gives a two-edged sword, the Law and the Gospel being the sword of the Spirit. His people wielding such a weapon will conquer, for the Gospel is a savour of death and life, to both kings and commoners.
1 Praise ye the Lord: unto him sing