O LORD, I have heard your speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive your work in the middle of the years…
I. THE WORK ITSELF. The salvation of the sinner is the peculiar work of Jehovah. It implies the exercise of infinite mercy. It requires Divine care.
II. WHY MAY IT VERY PROPERLY BE CALLED GOD'S WORK? Because it glorifies God.
III. WHEN MAY GOD BE SAID TO REVIVE HIS PEOPLE? When His people are preserved alive. When His people grow in grace. When His people axe led to surmount trouble, affliction, and sorrow. When the backslider is restored.
(Hugh Allen, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.