Approaching Scripture as literature is indispensable for exegesis. Exegesis is incomplete without proper attention being paid to the literary features of the biblical text. Adequate attention needs to be paid to matters of genre and form as well as of theology and history. This article is a study of Psalm 22, which takes all these aspects into consideration.
Looking at Hebrews 2:11-12 and Psalm 22, the author shows how Jesus is the Psalmist who leads His church to sing about His work. The work of Jesus invokes gratitude and thankfulness in the believer's heart. Not only is the work of Jesus the reason for singing Psalms, but Jesus Himself joins His church in singing.