Verse 18-19. As Quesnel well observes, these verses explain themselves. They call rather for profound gratitude, and emotion of heart, than for an exercise of the understanding; they are rather to be used for adoration than for exposition. It is, and ever will be, the acme of our desires, and the climax of our prayers, to behold Jesus exalted King of kings and Lord of lords. He has done great wonders such as none else can match, leaving all others so far behind, that he remains the sole and only wonder worker; but equal marvels yet remain, for which we look with joyful expectation. He is the Blessed God, and his name shall be blessed; his name is glorious, and that glory shall fill the whole earth. For so bright a consummation our heart yearns daily, and we cry Amen, and Amen.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS
Verse 17-19. The Four Blesseds, their meaning and order.
Verse 18. The clauses may be treated under the following heads.
- The object of praise.
- The subject of praise.
- The duration of praise.
- The extent of the praise; and,
- The echo of the praise. Amen, and Amen. G. Rogers.
Verse 18. Wondrous things. The unparalleled works of the Lord in providence and grace.