It is better to rely on the Lord
than to put any trust in flesh.
When we read the psalm appointed for the day in church we read it responsively
- in unison
by half verse
By whole verse
With the lector leading and the congregation following. Any way it is done, it is done in a monotone.
Many of the psalms (I cannot be sure yet if all the psalms) are expressive of joy, anger, sorrow, despair or delight. In its sometimes repetitive structure, this psalm celebrates God’s protection and saving power.
It is good to know Jesus has my back.