Psalm 33 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” For Christians in America, this has been an iconic verse for centuries. I fear that it has many times been thoughtlessly withdrawn from the psalm in which it is found, and twisted into shapes which God never intended. Yet there is great truth in the verse, which is all the more weighty when considered in its natural setting. Nothing is known with certainty concerning the authorship and provenance of this psalm. It is often connected with the previous psalm; and because of the proximity of the psalms, and the fact that Psalm 33 has no title in the Hebrew, we assume that David was the author of both. This psalm is divided into six stanzas of varying lengths. For our thematic purposes, we will consider the psalm in three sections.