"Superscription: "Death of the Son." A Psalm of David"
Day 63 – Psalm 9
“Superscription: “Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David” Psalm 9
FUNCTIONS OF SUPERSCRIPTIONS
Superscriptions had a number of functions. The following may be listed:-
1. They identify authorship.
2. They indicate musical direction for the chief musician to take note of.
3. The tunes of some psalms are given “special names”.
a) Psalm 9 is called “Death of the Son”.
b) However nobody is able to explain how this particular psalm is to be rendered in song!
c) It is possible to suggest that this psalm is to express lament!
PRAISE AMIDST TROUBLOUS SORROW
David was one psalmist who determined that he would offer praise to God even if he found life’s circumstances very hard and difficult!
“I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in You,
I will sing praise to Your name.”