Psalm 42:8
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By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.

King James Bible
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Darby Bible Translation
In the day-time will Jehovah command his loving-kindness, and in the night his song shall be with me, a prayer unto the God of my life.

World English Bible
Yahweh will command his loving kindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: a prayer to the God of my life.

Young's Literal Translation
By day Jehovah commandeth His kindness, And by night a song is with me, A prayer to the God of my life.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord will command - Every day the Lord will give an especial commission to his loving-kindness to visit me. During the night I shall sing of his mercy and goodness; and alternately mingle my singing with prayer for a continuance of his mercy, and for power to make the best use of these visitations.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

command

Psalm 44:4 You are my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.

Psalm 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended on the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing...

Leviticus 25:21 Then I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years.

Deuteronomy 28:8 The LORD shall command the blessing on you in your storehouses, and in all that you set your hand to...

Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only...

in the night

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 63:6 When I remember you on my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches.

Psalm 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud on their beds.

Job 35:10 But none said, Where is God my maker, who gives songs in the night;

Isaiah 30:29 You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart...

Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and the prisoners heard them.

the God

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Colossians 3:3 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Library
July 16. "As the Hart Panteth after the Waterbrooks, So Panteth My Soul after Thee, O God" (Ps. Xlii. 1).
"As the hart panteth after the waterbrooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God" (Ps. xlii. 1). First in order to a consecrated life there must be a sense of need, the need of purity, of power, and of a greater nearness to the Lord. There often comes in Christian life a second conviction. It is not now a sense of guilt and God's wrath so much as of the power and evil of inward sin, and the unsatisfactoriness of the life the soul is living. It usually comes from the deeper revelation of God's truth,
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Be not Far from Me, O My Strength,
"Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of Thy waterspouts; all Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me. Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life." -- Psalm 42:7,8. Be not far from me, O my strength, Whom all my times obey; Take from me anything Thou wilt; But go not Thou away, -- And let the storm that does Thy work Deal with me as it may. On Thy compassion I repose, In weakness and distress:
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

Dialogue ii. --The Unconfounded.
Eranistes and Orthodoxus. Eran.--I am come as I promised. 'Tis yours to adopt one of two alternatives, and either furnish a solution of my difficulties, or assent to what I and my friends lay down. Orth.--I accept your challenge, for I think it right and fair. But we must first recall to mind at what point we left off our discourse yesterday, and what was the conclusion of our argument. Eran.--I will remind you of the end. I remember our agreeing that the divine Word remained immutable, and took
Theodoret—The Ecclesiastical History of Theodoret

The Exile.
David's first years at the court of Saul in Gibeah do not appear to have produced any psalms which still survive. "The sweetest songs are those Which tell of saddest thought." It was natural, then, that a period full of novelty and of prosperous activity, very unlike the quiet days at Bethlehem, should rather accumulate materials for future use than be fruitful in actual production. The old life shut to behind him for ever, like some enchanted door in a hill-side, and an unexplored land lay beckoning
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
Job 35:10
But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,

Psalm 16:7
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

Psalm 44:4
You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob.

Psalm 57:3
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me-- God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

Psalm 63:6
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.

Psalm 71:3
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

Psalm 77:6
I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked:

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