The shortest hymn in the Psalter, portraying, in a few words, the Church of God of all times in its relation to Jehovah, the God of salvation. The truth expressed in this psalm, that men from all nations would yet worship Jehovah, as the God who has revealed Himself in the fullness of His redemption for all mankind, is unfolded by Paul, Rom_15:11.
v. 1. O praise the Lord, all ye nations, since He is the God of the Gentiles as well as of the Jews, Luk_2:30-32; praise Him, all ye people, all the nations of the world, without exception.
v. 2. For His merciful kindness is great toward us, His grace, as revealed in Jesus, the Messiah, is powerful, mighty, in forgiving sins and iniquities and in protecting the believers from everlasting damnation, as the consequence of their trespasses; and the truth of the Lord endureth forever, His faithfulness in fulfilling His promises is absolutely trustworthy, His Word, the Gospel message, is thoroughly reliable. Praise ye the Lord, all believers joining in this great hallelujah, because grace and truth became their glorious possession in and with Jesus Christ, Joh_1:14-17, and the glory of this fact can never be sufficiently praised.