This psalm plainly belongs to that cycle of literature produced by the joy of the Restoration, and is in fact little more than a compilation from Isaiah 40, 26, and from other psalms, especially Psalms 96. The psalm is irregular in form.
Title.—This is the only hymn of the whole collection with the bare inscription “a psalm.”
“Listen! the mighty Being is awake
And doth with His eternal motion make
A sound like thunder everlastingly.”
Let the hills be joyful together.—
From peak to peak, the rattling crags among,
Leaps the live thunder! Not from one long cloud,
But every mountain now hath found a tongue,
And Jura answers through her misty shroud
Back to the joyous Alps who call to her aloud.”
BYRON: Childe Harold, canto iii.