This song is one of great praise to the Lord and acknowledgment of the deeds He has done for His people and for the psalmist in particular. The 15 psalms that precede it have been ascribed to David. In this case, we have nothing that tells us one way or the other. The first 12 verses speak in the first person plural about all of the ways that God has tested them and then brought them into abundance (verses 10-12).
The psalmist switches to 1st person singular in verse 13. This is simply the progression into what the psalmist intends to do personally to show his gratitude for what God has done for all of His people and for him in particular. While declaring how God has answered his prayers (verses 19-20), the psalm calls for all people to “sing the glory of his name.”
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