Psalm 119: An Exposition
Charles Bridges, one of the outstanding evangelical writers in the Church of England in the last century, issued his Exposition of Psalm 119 in 1827 when he was 33 years of age. The popularity of the work may be judged by the fact that it passed through at least 24 editions before his death in 1869. It is pre-eminently a book of the heart.
C. H. Spurgeon described this commentary of Bridges as “worth its weight in gold”, and many who have read it for personal edification or used it in family worship would certainly agree.
Psalm 119 – ‘twenty-two pearls upon one string’, as Bridges calls it – has ever retained a strong fascination for exercised souls. Luther said that he would not exchange one leaf of it for the whole world.
Bridges wrote his book in the words:
‘When nature sinks and spirits droop,
Thy promises of grace
Are pillars to support my hope,
And there I write Thy praise.’