Verse 13. "So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations." The gratitude of the church is lasting as well as deep. On her tablets are memorials of great deliverances, and, as long as she shall exist, her sons will rehearse them with delight. We have a history which will survive all other records, and it is bright in every line with the glory of the Lord. From the direst calamities God's glory springs, and the dark days of his people become the prelude to unusual displays of the Lord's love and power.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS
Verse 13. The obligations of the Protestant church based on her martyrs' blood, her great deliverances, her nearness to God. She ought to secure gospel teaching to coming generations.
Relation claimed: "We thy people, the sheep of," etc.
- Obligation admitted: "So we," etc., when thou hast
interposed for our deliverance, we will praise thee.
- Resolution formed.
- To give thanks for ever.
- To transmit his praise to generations following. G. R.