Psalm 107 calls on those whom the Lord has redeemed to tell everyone what He has done for them. The saved ought to say so!
This psalm is neatly formatted, with four distinct stanzas and an ending refrain. The theme of the song is clear: because the Lord faithfully loves His people, He rescues them when they cry out to Him for help — and once you experience the grace of God like that, you can’t keep it to yourself. You have to share it!
The first stanza (v.4-9) reminds us of what it was like to be lost without Christ: wandering in the wasteland of sin, going nowhere fast, and just dying on the inside. But remember when you called on the Lord to save you? Remember how He satisfied the longing of your soul? Then thank the Lord for His love and for the miracle of salvation! “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!”
The second stanza (v.10-16) is for former prisoners, anyone who has ever been addicted to something, trapped in an unhealthy relationship, stuck in the rut of grief, buried in depression — and the Lord set you free! Remember what it was like just before He rescued you? You were down and out with no help in sight (v.12). But then you cried to the Lord and He “burst your bonds apart” (v.14), knocked down the door to your prison cell, and cut the bars in two! Remember what it was like to be free? “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!”
The third stanza (v.17-22) is for those who have made sinful mistakes and suffered the bitter consequences. Remember what it was like when you cried out to the Lord in contrition and repentance and He responded with forgiveness and healing? “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!”
The fourth stanza (v.23-32) is for anyone who has been through a storm. Have you ever been there? The wind and waves came without warning. Your courage melted away (v.26). You were at your wits’ end (v.27). But then you cried to the Lord and “He made the storm be still” (v.29). Remember that? Then “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!”
What has the Lord done for you? How has He delivered you? Find someone to tell! Quick…someone is where you once were, desperate for hope and relief. “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!”