So much is conveyed in 7 short verses. This Psalm was written to be sung. It looks like the chorus was May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you.
May they praise you because you rule with justice, because you make known your ways of salvation throughtout the world, because the land yields an abundant harvest and we are blest.
Is the psalmist considering just the current times and the grain harvest or is he/she looking forward to the end times and the final harvest of souls? Are the people urged to praise God for a past harvest, the current one, or the great harvest to come?
Or is it an if . . . then situation? If the people praise God, then God will bless them and the land will yield its harvest. If the people praise God, then all the ends of the earth will fear him (v7).
Any one of those interpretations is possible. Why don't we pray the Psalm and see where God leads us.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.