Pilgrim Songs - By Edward Dennett
Mr Dennett was born in the Isle of Wight in 1841 and grew up in a Church of England home. Converted as a young man, he later became a Baptist pastor but after considerable exercise of soul he resigned his pastorate and identified with saints gathered to the Name of the Lord Jesus. His reasons for this move are explained in his biographical booklet 'The Step I have taken'. Mr. Dennett was a 'ready scribe' on scriptural subjects, producing commentaries on Exodus, Ezra, Daniel, Zechariah, Malachi and Revelation plus other works. His least known work is this one on the Pilgrim Psalms. In it the writer demonstrates the structure of this discreet group of fifteen Psalms, with a Psalm for Solomon being the central one (Psalm 127) and seven on either side. He also points out the interesting distribution of the Name Jehovah throughout the section. As well as highlighting the original setting of these Psalms, he gives their prophetic anticipation as well as their devotional bearing on the life of every child of God. A very worthwhile, edifying and recommended read.