“I will love The, O Lord, my strength.”

Psalm 18:1-24

When David was firmly established, and had routed his enemies, he spake unto the Lord the words of a sacred song which we find in—Psalm 18:1-24

Psalm 18:1-7

Oh! the power of prayer, it can move heaven and earth. It can climb to heaven and bring the Lord down to earth to help his people. Thus snares are broken, sorrows removed, death defeated, and Satan foiled. Who would not pray?

Psalm 18:8

This is an Oriental method of expressing fierce wrath. God came to help his servant, burning with indignation against his foes. The following verses describe the Lord as interposing in storm and tempest to help his afflicted servant.

Psalm 18:9, 10

God helps his people speedily. He will be in time, for the winds are the coursers of his car.

Psalm 18:11-14

Who can stand against this terrible God? Who can injure those whom he protects?

Psalm 18:15-18

His enemies were beforehand with him, but even then God was his all-sufficient aid.

Psalm 18:19-24

Happy is the man who can from his heart bless God that he has been kept pure and true; for he shall find, as David did, that the Lord will sooner bow the heavens and dry up the seas, than leave the godly to their enemies.

This Psalm is so long, that we must reserve the remainder for our next worship.


No change of times shall ever shock

My firm affection, Lord, to Thee;

For Thou hast always been my rock,

A fortress and defence to me.


Thou my deliv’rer art, my God,

My trust is in Thy mighty power;

Thou art my shield from foes abroad,

At home my safeguard and my tower.


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