There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us.
I. THE CRY OF THE MANY. Humanity is little changed in its characteristics from what it was in David's days.
1. This is the cry of destitution.
2. Of bitter disappointment.
3. Of sensuousness.
4. Of recklessness.
5. Of despair.
II. THE PRAYER OF THE FEW.
1. It is directed to the proper source.
2. It supplicates the highest blessing. Show us Thy favour. Regard us with approval and complacency. Let us know ourselves the objects of Thy love.
(C. M. Merry.)
Parallel VersesKJV: There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.