Psalm 77
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1For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of Asaph. I will cry out to God and call for help! I will cry out to God and he will pay attention to me. 1I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me.
2In my time of trouble I sought the Lord. I kept my hand raised in prayer throughout the night. I refused to be comforted. 2In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.
3I said, "I will remember God while I groan; I will think about him while my strength leaves me." (Selah) 3When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah
4You held my eyelids open; I was troubled and could not speak. 4You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5I thought about the days of old, about ancient times. 5I consider the days of old, the years long ago.
6I said, "During the night I will remember the song I once sang; I will think very carefully." I tried to make sense of what was happening. 6I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search:
7I asked, "Will the Lord reject me forever? Will he never again show me his favor? 7“Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable?
8Has his loyal love disappeared forever? Has his promise failed forever? 8Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time?
9Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has his anger stifled his compassion?" 9Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah
10Then I said, "I am sickened by the thought that the sovereign One might become inactive. 10Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.”
11I will remember the works of the LORD. Yes, I will remember the amazing things you did long ago! 11I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
12I will think about all you have done; I will reflect upon your deeds!" 12I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
13O God, your deeds are extraordinary! What god can compare to our great God? 13Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?
14You are the God who does amazing things; you have revealed your strength among the nations. 14You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples.
15You delivered your people by your strength--the children of Jacob and Joseph. (Selah) 15You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
16The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you and trembled. Yes, the depths of the sea shook with fear. 16When the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; indeed, the deep trembled.
17The clouds poured down rain; the skies thundered. Yes, your arrows flashed about. 17The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; your arrows flashed on every side.
18Your thunderous voice was heard in the wind; the lightning bolts lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook. 18The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook.
19You walked through the sea; you passed through the surging waters, but left no footprints. 19Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
20You led your people like a flock of sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron. 20You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
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