Psalms 98

1  A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

2  The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

3  He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4  Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

5  Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

6  With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

7  Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

8  Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

9  Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

from Clarke’s Commentary

This Psalm is an evident prophecy of Christ’s coming to save the world; and what is here foretold by David is, in the Blessed Virgin’s song, chanted forth as being accomplished. David is the Voice, and Mary is the Echo.

1.David  “O sing unto the Lord a new song.” (The Voice).
Mary      “My soul doth magnify the Lord.” (The Echo).

2.David  “He hath done marvellous things.” (The Voice).
Mary      “He that is mighty hath done great things.” (The Echo).

3.David  “With his own right hand and holy arm hath he gotten himself the victory.” (The Voice).
Mary      “He hath showed strength with his arm and scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.” (The Echo).

4.David  “The Lord hath made known his salvation; his righteousness hath he openly showed,” etc. (The Voice).
Mary      “His mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation.” (The Echo).

5.David  “He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel.” (The Voice).
Mary      “He hath holpen his servant Israel in remembrance of his mercy.” (The Echo).

These parallels are very striking; and it seems as if Mary had this Psalm in her eye when she composed her song of triumph.

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