To the chief Musician,
A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
This psalm relates to some remarkable deliverance of the Jewish nation; but whether that effected by the advancement of David to the throne, or that from the Assyrian invasion, 2 Kings 19, or from the Chaldean captivity, Ezra 1, is uncertain. It contains, (1.) Thankful acknowledgments of divine favours received, ver. 1-3. (2.) Supplications that further favours and deliverances may be speedily bestowed, ver. 4-7. (3.) Firm expectations of a gracious answer, in the coming, mediation, and blessings, of the Messiah, ver. 8-13.
While I sing, let my soul be affected with the mercies, which I, which my country, which the church of God, have enjoyed. Let me be thereby encouraged to plead for more. And let me, without doubting, credit the promises, and expect supply from the fulness of Christ.