41. They have blasphemed the change of Christ; but what dost thou answer? "The blessing of the Lord for evermore. Amen and Amen" (ver. 52). Thanks to His mercy, thanks to His grace. We express our thanks: we do not give them, nor return them, nor repay them: we express our thanks in words, while in fact we retain our sense of them. He saved us for no reward, He heeded not our impieties: He searched us out when we searched not for Him, He found, redeemed, emancipated us from the bondage of the devil and the power of his wicked angels: He drew us to Him to purify us by that faith, from which He releases those enemies only who believe not, and who for that reason cannot be purified. Let those who still remain infidels say every day what they choose; day by day they shall be fewer and fewer that remain; let them revile, mock, accuse, not the death, but the change of Christ. Do they not see that, when they say these things, they fail in purpose either by believing or by dying? For their cur...
So be it. Some suppose, that these words were added by the collector of the psalms into five books. (Calmet)
Here the third ends. (Haydock)
The psalmist loses not hope, under adversity. (Berthier)
He begins and finishes with God's praises. (Calmet)
We beg that all may praise thee, O Lord. (Worthington)
This is the only reply which he makes to the sarcasms of infidels, being convinced of God's providence. (Calmet) ...