For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.

1 aI cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.
2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted.
3 I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.b
4 You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak.