The psalmist complains of deep distress, and temptations to despair, ver. 1 - 10.
He encourages himself to hope, by the remembrance of what God had done formerly, ver. 11 - 20.
To the chief musician, to Jeduthun, A psalm of Asaph.
|77:2||Night - Which to others was a time of rest and quietness.|
|77:3||Troubled - Yea, the thoughts of God were now a matter of trouble, because he was angry with me. Overwhelmed - So far was I from finding relief.|
|77:4||Waking - By continual grief.|
|77:5||The days - The mighty works of God in former times.|
|77:6||My song - The mercies of God vouchsafed to me, and to his people, which have obliged me to sing his praises, not only in the day, but also by night.|
|77:7||Cut off - His peculiar people.|
|77:10||I said - These suspicions of God's faithfulness proceed from the weakness of my faith. The years - The years wherein God hath done great and glorious works, which are often ascribed to God's right - hand.|
|77:13||In holiness - God is holy and just, and true in all his works.|
|77:16||Afraid - And stood still, as men astonished, do.|
|77:17||Poured - When the Israelites passed over the sea.Arrows - Hail - stones or lightnings.|
|77:19||Not known - Because the water returned and covered them.|
|77:20||Leddest - First through the sea, and afterwards through the wilderness, with singular care and tenderness, as a shepherd doth his sheep.|