I cried out to God1 for help; I cried out to God to hear me.
When I was in distress,2 I sought the Lord; at night3 I stretched out untiring hands4 and my soul refused to be comforted.53
I remembered6 you, O God, and I groaned;7 I mused, and my spirit grew faint.8 "Selah"
You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak.95
I thought about the former days,10 the years of long ago;
I remembered my songs in the night. My heart mused and my spirit inquired:
"Will the Lord reject forever?11 Will he never show his favor12 again?
Has his unfailing love13 vanished forever? Has his promise14 failed for all time?
Has God forgotten to be merciful?15 Has he in anger withheld his compassion?16" "Selah"
Then I thought, "To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand17 of the Most High."