Verse 8. The watchers at the gate hearing the song look over the battlements and ask, Who is this King of glory? A question full of meaning and worthy of the meditations of eternity. Who is he in person, nature, character, office and work? What is his pedigree? What his rank and what his race? The answer given in a mighty wave of music is, The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. We know the might of Jesus by the battles which he has fought, the victories which he has won over sin, and death, and hell, and we clap our hands as we see him leading captivity captive in the majesty of his strength. Oh for a heart to sing his praises! Mighty hero, be thou crowned for ever King of kings and Lord of lords.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
Verse 7-8. See Psalms on "Psalms 24:7" for further information.
Verse 7-10. See Psalms on "Psalms 24:7" for further information.
Verse 7-10. -- See Psalms on "Psalms 24:7" for further information.
Verse 8. Who is the King of glory? Christ in two respects is the King of glory.
Verse 8. The Lord strong and mighty. Strong and mighty in subduing all adversaries; and overcoming death and the devil who had the power of death. Ludolphus, quoted by Isaac Williams.
HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS
Verse 7-10. --
John Newton's "Messiah."
Verse 8. The mighty Hero. His pedigree, his power, his battles, his victories.