brown grass and long shadows as the stars came out above
V. 2. O think upon thy congregation, whom thou hast purchased and redeemed of old.
The Lamb sacrificed from the beginning of the world, the God-Man, the Judge, the self-promised Redeemer to Adam in the garden!
V. 15. Thou smotest the heads of the Leviathan in pieces; and gavest him to be meat for the people in the wilderness.
Does this allude to any real tradition? The Psalms appears to have been composed shortly before the captivity of Judah.
The reference which our Lord made to these mysterious verses gives them an especial interest. The first apostasy, the fall of the angels, is, perhaps, intimated.
I would fain understand this Psalm; but first I must collate it word by word with the original Hebrew. It seems clearly Messianic.
Vv. 10-12. Dost thou show wonders among the dead, or shall the dead rise up again and praise thee? &c.
I think the Bible version might with advantage be substituted for this, which in some parts is scarcely intelligible.