Psalm 46—–Much has been written about this psalm. It has been called Luther’s psalm, for with it he gained strength to combat the strong forces opposing him during the reformation.
It is fitly entrusted to the Chief Musician, likely the most skillful in all Israel, with the most harmonious of voices to accompany him.
A song upon Alamoth may denote that the music was to be pitched high for the treble or soprano voices of the Hebrew virgins. They went forth in their dances to sing the praises of David when he smote the Philistine, it was meet that they should make merry and be glad when the victories of Jehovah became their theme. Indeed, they sang joyfully as they crossed The Sea of Reeds, when all of Pharoah’s horses and chariots were hurled into the sea.