A prayer for the enlargement of God's kingdom, 1, 2; to the joy of the people, 3-5; and the increase of God's blessings, 6, 7.
1 [To the Chief Musician on Neginoth. A Psalm or Song.] May God be merciful to us and bless us and cause his face to shine upon us. [Selah.]
2 Then your way may be known upon earth, your saving health among all nations.
3 Let the people praise you, O God. Let all the people praise you.
4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you shall judge the people righteously and govern the nations upon earth. [Selah.]
5 Let the people praise you, O God. Let all the people praise you.
6 Then the earth shall yield her increase, and God, even our own God, will bless us.
7 God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 67[➚]
John Calvin's Chapter Summary:
The following psalm contains a prayer for a blessing upon the Church, that besides being preserved in a state of safety in Judea, it might be enlarged to a new and unprecedented extent. It touches shortly upon the kingdom of God, which was to be erected in the world upon the coming of Christ.