As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in you.
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Augustine of Hippo
8. So thus, after drawing together and mingling every source of joyous exultation, how doth he conclude? "The dwelling as of all that shall be made joyous is in Thee" (ver. 7). As if all made joyous, all rejoicing, shall dwell in that city. Amid our journeyings here we suffer bruises: our last home shall be the home of joy alone. Toil and groans shall perish: prayers pass away, hymns of praise succeed. There shall be the dwelling of the happy; no longer shall there be the groans of those that long, but the gladness of those who enjoy. For He will be present for whom we sigh: we shall be like Him, as we shall see Him as He is: there it will be our whole task to praise and enjoy the presence of God: and what beyond shall we ask for, when He alone satisfies us, by whom all things were made? We shall dwell and be dwelt in; and shall be subject to Him, that God may be all in all. "Blessed," then, "are they that dwell in Thy house." How blessed? Blessed in their gold, and silver, their numer...
The dwelling Hebrew, "the singers, like people dancing, (for joy) all my fountains are in thee. "St. Jerome reads, "strong ones "and (Haydock) others, "my thoughts "instead of "fountains "which shows that they have read differently. Vesharim, may signify and princes, taken form the line above, though of this we ought to have some proofs from manuscripts (Berthier)
The authority of the Septuagint may perhaps suffice, (Haydock) as they have read more correctly mauni, "habitation "rather than mahyanai, as we have at present. (Berthier)
If we adopt this sense, (Haydock) the fountains may denote the nations which shall spring from Sion, Psalm lxvii. 27. (Hammond)
All the inhabitants shall be filled with joy in the heavenly Jerusalem, Apocalypse xvii. 15. (Calmet)
This short, but difficult psalm, allegorically describes the mystery of Christ, and of the Church. (Berthier)
Catholics may taste pure delights, having peace of conscience But the blessed enjoy the most perfect content in the ...