As was mentioned earlier this week, David’s song contained in this chapter is the same as the eighteenth Psalm. It may be sufficient simply to remark that Jewish writers have noticed a great number of very small variations in the language of the song as recorded here, from that embodied in the Book of Psalms.
Maybe, the first copy of the poem, was carefully revised and altered by David afterwards, when it was set to the music of the tabernacle. This inspired song was obviously the effusion of a mind focussed on God’s glory.
When a soul in peril is made safe, and a prisoner is set free. You can expect the highest fervor of faith and gratitude. Further, you can also expect the noblest imagery that is to be found within the range even of sacred poetry.
It is David’s grand tribute of thanksgiving for deliverance from his numerous and powerful enemies, and establishing him in the power and glory of the kingdom.