In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.…
I. What is the PERIOD referred to? A day which was to he remarkable for the destruction of the Church's enemies, for the salvation of her friends, and for the glorious extension of the Gospel through all the nations of the earth.
II. What is the SUBJECT of this song? "We have a strong city: salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks." The inviolable security of the Church was to be the subject.
III. WHERE is this song to be sung? "In the land of Judah." It was sung when the great salvation was accomplished by the one offering of Christ upon the Cross; and the risen Saviour said to His disciples, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature"; and the tidings were sent abroad; and the Gospel, which was first preached at Jerusalem, was sounded forth into all lands. And we cannot but indulge the confident persuasion, that among the Jews, though they are for the present cast out, this song shall be sung in due time, which shall be "as life from the dead." But as that people have long since been cut off because of their unbelief, we remark, that the words will apply to others also; "for he is not a Jew which is one outwardly," etc. So that this song comes down to us.
Parallel VersesKJV: In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.