Psalm 77
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1I cry out to God; yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me!1I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me.
2When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not 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 think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for his help. Interlude3When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah
4You don’t let me sleep. I am too distressed even to pray!4You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5I think of the good old days, long since ended,5I consider the days of old, the years long ago.
6when my nights were filled with joyful songs. I search my soul and ponder the difference now.6I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search:
7Has the Lord rejected me forever? Will he never again be kind to me?7“Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable?
8Is his unfailing love gone forever? Have his promises permanently failed?8Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time?
9Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion? Interlude9Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah
10And I said, “This is my fate; the Most High has turned his hand against me.”10Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.”
11But then I recall all you have done, O LORD; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.11I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
12They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.12I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
13O God, your ways are holy. Is there any god as mighty as you?13Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?
14You are the God of great wonders! You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.14You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples.
15By your strong arm, you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Interlude15You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
16When the Red Sea saw you, O God, its waters looked and trembled! The sea quaked to its very depths.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 thunder rumbled in the sky. Your arrows of lightning flashed.17The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; your arrows flashed on every side.
18Your thunder roared from the whirlwind; the lightning 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.
19Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters— a pathway no one knew was there!19Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
20You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep, with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.20You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
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Psalm 76
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