(188). 2. They are the noblest vehicle for united worship. We must not be guided by the time, but the words of the Psalm; we must mind the matter more than the music, and consider what we sing, as well as how we sing; the tune may affect the fancy, but it is the matter affects the heart, and that God principally eyes. And in our own devotions it is very important for us to remember the truth embodied in that custom. How may we make melody in our hearts to God in singing of Psalms? "Commentary on Psalms 47:7". Psalms 47:7. Sing a didactic Psalm. "For God is the King of all the earth." Sing ye praises with understanding - (1 Corinthians 14:15-16.) Jehovah is not the God of the Jews only, all the nations of the earth are, through the Messiah, yet to own him Lord. Many of the greatest hymns are the lyric expression of great experiences produced by some exceptional circumstances of the life. The great function of hymns in public worship is to bring before our hearts as well as our memories, in an attractive and moving form, the great facts of our holy faith, and also to help us to apply these great facts and doctrines to our own particular wants. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-47.html. God will not understand us in that service which we understand not ourselves. 1840-57. The Jews of our Saviour's time resented this truth, but had their hearts been right they would have rejoiced in it. Our King, said I? For God is the King of all the earth - He is not your King only, but the King of the universe. We must sing with understanding. BibliographyCalvin, John. For God is the King of all the earth: sing you praises with understanding. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. The characteristic of united rather than of personal expression of feeling belongs to the earliest hymns introduced into the Christian Church.—And in our own devotions it is very important for us to remember the truth embodied in that custom. John Wells (--1676), in "Morning Exercises.". Neither the text here, however, nor the margin, expresses the true idea of the original. Do not men mistake physical effects for spiritual impulses? Hymns teach a lesson as to the unity of believers.—They belong, not to one century or another, not to one Church, or one sect, or one class, or one part alone of the kingdom; but from every section of our fellow-Christians have been found gifted servants of God pouring forth their adoration, their penitence, or their trust in language which is not of a party, but simply of the universal Church. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Hymns are more moving than devotional manuals, and their rhythm makes them cling to the memory. With understanding. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/psalms-47.html. Sing ye praises with understanding; because in the full light of the new dispensation, the darkness of the patriarchal ages, the seeing as through a glass of the Levitical law, are turned into the vision of full and very reality. The King of all the earth; not only ours, as I now said, but also of all the nations of the world; and therefore he may well require, and doth highly deserve, all our praises. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. We are not isolated Christians; we are members of a Christian Church. 1999. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Psalms 47:7". Sing ye praises with understanding, sing an instructive song. III. Sing praises with understanding. Or, as the Hebrew 'Maschil,' is usually translated instruction, we may translate, 'Sing ye praises with edification'-spiritual 'wisdom.' "Sermon Bible Commentary". BibliographyWesley, John. "Commentary on Psalms 47:7". ‘God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.’. It is to be feared from the slovenly way in which some make a noise in singing, that they fancy any sound will do. So a decree went out from Augustus Caesar, that all the world should be taxed, Luke 2:1. II. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-47.html. Meanwhile his providential throne governs all events beneath the sky. In Psalm 47, we are confronted with the following theme: Universal Rejoicing for God’s Universal Reign. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. "Commentary on Psalms 47:7". Even under the economy of types and ceremonies, it is clear that the Lord had regard to the spirituality of worship, and would be praised thoughtfully, intelligently, and with deep appreciation of the reason for song. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Heb. Compare Colossians 3:16. Verse 7. Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "over", as in Psalms 47:8. with understanding. sing ye praises with understanding; or, as De Dieu renders it, to him that understandeth, that is, to God the only wise, whose understanding is infinite; even to Christ, who, as God, knows all things; and, as man and Mediator, is of quick understanding, and has all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in him; so R. Obadiah, "sing of him who understands"; or, "sing ye praises, O everyone that understandeth" (f); that is, how to sing, as everyone does not; this is the sense of Aben Ezra and Kimchi; or "with understanding", as we render it; with understanding of what is sung. A. Lapide observes that in the text, 1 Corinthians 14:15 , the word understanding is maschil, (lykvm), profound judgment: we must sing wisely, if we will sing gratefully; we must relish what we sing. He is not just God of the Jews, but of all mankind. 7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. Verse 7. Sing wisely - Anglo-Saxon. New York. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. What has a sensuous delight in organs, anthems, etc., to do with devotion? 1871-8. We are furnished with matter for praise. The psalmody of the instructed, and instruction by psalmody; praise should be both the fruit and the vehicle of teaching. Let sense and sound go together. (T. Garrett Horder.). The idea is, that the occasion was one on which "such" a psalm or song would be especially appropriate; an occasion on which great lessons or truths had been taught by the dealings of God, which it became his people now to set forth in a becoming manner. Meanwhile his providential throne governs all events beneath the sky. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/psalms-47.html. Sing ye praises with understanding. 1905-1909. - For God is the King of all the earth(comp. Verse 7. For God is King of all the earth] q.d. One of the first pieces of the creation was light, and this must break out in every duty. Sing ye Maschil, that is, one of the psalms that bear that title, as some sense it; or, every one of you that hath skill in songs, as others, Quotquot sapientes intelligentes et periti estis psallendi. H. M. Butler, Harrow School Sermons, 2nd series, p. 142. What has a sensuous delight in organs, anthems, etc., to do with devotion? BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Psalms 47:7". Psalm 47 Commentary: Superscription So, when we get to this psalm, like many other psalms, we first of all run across a superscription.