Naturally following this prophecy of praise for the activity of Jehovah is the great song which will be sung in the day of Jehovah's ultimate victory. It is praise for the establishment of the city, and for deliverance. The deep secret of the new condition is the secret of the mind stayed on Jehovah. In Him is the Rock of Ages. He has overcome enemies and established the just.
The song merges into one of praise for this Jehovah. Other lords have had dominion, but it is Jehovah who has increased the nation and enlarged the borders of the land. Again the song becomes one of praise for deliverance. The prophet refers to the pain and travail of the past. The new condition is as resurrection out of such death, and praise is therefore fitting. Remembering that he is still speaking in the midst of judgment, the processes of which must proceed to consummation, the prophet utters a final call to the people of God, urging them to quietness and patience until the indignation be past.
the First Week of Advent