health of my countenance
43:5 health of my countenance. Note that the “help of [God’s] countenance” in Psalm 42:5 became the “health of my countenance” in Psalms 42:11 and 43:5. The Hebrew words for “help” and “health” are actually the same.
Psalm 44 (title) sons of Korah. This is the second psalm written for “the sons of Korah” as well as another Maschil psalm (see notes on the titles to Psalm 32 and 42. Although Korah and some of his sons were slain by God when they rebelled against Moses (Numbers 16:32), some of the sons of Korah had separated themselves from the rebellion, and so survived (Numbers 16:25-27).