This psalm seems to have been written by the later Asaph, upon the destruction of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans. It contains, a representation of the deplorable condition of the Jews, ver. 1 - 5.
And a petition for deliverance, ver. 6 - 13.
A psalm of Asaph.
|79:8||Prevent - Prevent our utter extirpation.|
|79:11||The prisoner - Of thy poor people now in captivity.|