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Psalm 32

 
     

A Psalm of David, Maschil.

King James Version
1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.1


References and notes
1.  King James Authorized Version
2.  Spurgeon's Treasury of David - http://eword.gospelcom.net/comments/psalm/spurgeon/psalm32.htm
3.  Matthew Henry Bible Commentary - http://eword.gospelcom.net/comments/psalm/mh/psalm32.htm
 



 

Music for Psalm 32

Click on image for song preview of Psalm 32. The music was composed in 2007.  Psalm 32 features on the CD album Wings of the Morning and DVD album The LORD is my Shepherd.
 

 
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About Psalm 32

That David wrote this gloriously evangelic Psalm is proved not only by this heading, but by the words of the apostle Paul, in Romans 4:6-8. "Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works...2
 

 

 

Inscription

A Psalm of David, Maschil. Maschil or, an instructor. This is an instructive or didactic Psalm.2
 

 

Division

I. Of gospel grace
in the pardon of sin (v. 1, 2),
in divine protection (v. 7), and
divine guidance (v. 8).
II. Of gospel duty.
To confess sin (v. 3-5),
to pray (v. 6),
to govern ourselves well (v. 9, 10), and
to rejoice in God (v. 11).3

 

 

Psalms 32 and 51

Probably David's deep repentance over his great sin was followed by such blissful peace, that he was led to pour out his spirit in the soft music of this choice song. In the order of history it seems to follow the fifty-first. David promised in the fifty-first Psalm to teach transgressors the Lord's ways, and here he does it most effectually.2
 

 

Psalms Song Category

The Psalms Song Category is a great starting point for searching the songs which make up this music category. The song category page contains Daily Scriptures and easy links to song previews and song pages. The song pages include interesting background information and commentary about the songs and the Bible author. Sometimes there are links to related web pages including Bible Quotes, Sermons, Music samples, and Bible Puzzles.
 




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