The use of an "over-theme" is difficult to describe, but this is the method God used in these six chapters. The "over-theme" in chapters 21-23 is a positive assurance to His people, that no matter what is going on around them---there is an end to it! They can be assured that "through it all" there is a forthcoming victory. The "over-theme" in chapters 24-27 is in the form of multiple Songs. The righteous, the redeemed of the Lord, are heard singing above the tragic events of history. Above the clashing swords, above the bloody ground and cries and groans of men, there rises praise to God.