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."
I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles18 of long ago.
I will meditate19 on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.2013
Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God?2114
You are the God who performs miracles;22 you display your power among the peoples.
With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,23 the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. "Selah"
The waters24 saw you, O God, the waters saw you and writhed;25 the very depths were convulsed.
The clouds poured down water,26 the skies resounded with thunder;27 your arrows28 flashed back and forth.
Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,29 your lightning30 lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.3119
Your path32 led through the sea,33 your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.
You led your people34 like a flock35 by the hand of Moses and Aaron.36