The superscription of Psalm 62 reads “according to Jeduthun,” who along with his sons was set aside by David for musical service (1 Chronicles 16:7-42, 1 Chronicles 25:1-4). The poetry of this psalm is so obviously David’s that there can be no doubt who wrote it (“my rock and my salvation, my fortress”). This is sometimes known as the “only” psalm. Some translations use the word “alone” in place of “only,” but it is used often: “For God alone my soul waits in silence. He alone is my rock and my salvation.” The psalm ends with the sweet prayer of praise:
“Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love”
In Psalm 64, David asks for God’s help against those who plot against him. “The secret plots of the wicked” could refer to the early days of Absalom’s conspiracy (2 Samuel 15). The message he bears to those who hear the song is one of hope.
Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord
and take refuge in him!
Let all the upright in heart exult
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