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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 63

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole BibleMorgan's Exposition

Verses 1-11

Here the conviction which has been the inspiration of the two previous psalms reaches a consummation of expression. The song can hardly be divided, for it runs on in a continuous outpouring of praise. The singer is beset by difficulty and sadness, and yet the statement of this at the beginning and at the close, constitutes a background which throws into clearer relief the sure confidence of the soul in God.

Beginning with the affirmation, O God, Thou art my God, the singer declares his thirst in a dry land for the same visions of God he had seen in the sanctuary in former days. Immediately the song ascends to higher levels. The past is the inspiration of the present. Over all diverse and difficult circumstances it rises in triumph because it knows God. Happy indeed is the soul who is able to make sorrow the occasion of a song, and darkness the opportunity for shining. Two things are necessary for such triumph as this. These are indicated in the opening words of the psalm. First, there must be the consciousness of personal relationship, "O God, Thou art my God"; and, second, there must be earnest seeking after God: "Early will I seek Thee." Relationship must be established. Fellowship must be cultivated.

Bibliographical Information
Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 63". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gcm/psalms-63.html. 1857-84.
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