Bible: Ps 77

Psalm 77 1 

77:1 For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of Asaph.

I will cry out to God 2  and call for help!

I will cry out to God and he will pay attention 3  to me.

77:2 In my time of trouble I sought 4  the Lord.

I kept my hand raised in prayer throughout the night. 5 

I 6  refused to be comforted.

77:3 I said, “I will remember God while I groan;

I will think about him while my strength leaves me.” 7  (Selah)

77:4 You held my eyelids open; 8 

I was troubled and could not speak. 9 

77:5 I thought about the days of old,

about ancient times. 10 

77:6 I 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. 11 

77:7 I asked, 12  “Will the Lord reject me forever?

Will he never again show me his favor?

77:8 Has his loyal love disappeared forever?

Has his promise 13  failed forever?

77:9 Has God forgotten to be merciful?

Has his anger stifled his compassion?

77:10 Then I said, “I am sickened by the thought

that the sovereign One 14  might become inactive. 15 

77:11 I will remember the works of the Lord.

Yes, I will remember the amazing things you did long ago! 16 

77:12 I will think about all you have done;

I will reflect upon your deeds!

77:13 17 

O God, your deeds are extraordinary! 18 

What god can compare to our great God? 19 

77:14 You are the God who does amazing things;

you have revealed your strength among the nations.

77:15 You delivered 20  your people by your strength 21 

the children of Jacob and Joseph. (Selah)

77:16 The waters 22  saw you, O God,

the waters saw you and trembled. 23 

Yes, the depths of the sea 24  shook with fear. 25 

77:17 The clouds poured down rain; 26 

the skies thundered. 27 

Yes, your arrows 28  flashed about.

77:18 Your thunderous voice was heard in the wind;

the lightning bolts lit up the world;

the earth trembled and shook. 29 

77:19 You walked through the sea; 30 

you passed through the surging waters, 31 

but left no footprints. 32 

77:20 You led your people like a flock of sheep,

by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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