To the chief Musician upon Neginoth,
A Psalm of David.
Here, (1.) David, in commemorating what the Lord had formerly done to him, and in the faith of what he had promised, cries to God for comfort and protection, amidst great troubles, ver. 1-4. (2.) In the view of what God had and would for ever do for him, he supplicates necessary mercies, and resolves on everlasting praise and thanksgiving to God, as his bounden duty, ver. 5-8.
So may all providences, distressful or smiling, lead my soul to a thankful panting for God, as my all and in all.