Saint John Chrysostom:
I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me. (6)
In memory of these favours I shall offer praise to the Lord, because he has done me favours, humbling the enemy, filling him with shame, revealing his weakness, hearkening to my prayer turning his face towards me, dispersing the mist and gloom through which I was being brought to my death. Like some fixed record I shall dedicate this song of praise in return for the favours done to me not only singing it now and recounting these favours in my thoughts, but also praising and singing to the name of the Lord in time to come, carrying around in my soul the unforgettable magnitude of his kindness. Such a soul, therefore, not only escapes more readily from evils if overcome by them, but also proves more careful about ever falling into similar troubles again.