Alfred Edersheim on Christ and the Psalms

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... I have arranged the book into fifty-two Meditations, adapted for each Lord’s Day, not merely because it is not intended to read them continuously through, but because the subject is, so to speak, specially identified with the risen Saviour. For the truth lying at the foundation of the Psalms, and which makes them the Hymnal of the Church, is the identification of Christ with the Church.

All the sorrows of the believer run up into the sorrow of Christ; and all the joys of the believer flow from the joy of Christ. And around these three truths — helpless misery, glorious salvation, and faith, with its exponent, prayer — move all the Psalms. Any seeming repetitions may therefore in part perhaps be due to the constant recurrence of these three elements throughout the Psalms. ...

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