Psalms 77

The Book of Psalms
Chapter 77

Chapter Overview:

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.
77:2Night - Which to others was a time of rest and quietness.
77:3Troubled - 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.
77:4Waking - By continual grief.
77:5The days - The mighty works of God in former times.
77:6My 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.
77:7Cut off - His peculiar people.
77:10I 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.
77:13In holiness - God is holy and just, and true in all his works.
77:16Afraid - And stood still, as men astonished, do.
77:17Poured - When the Israelites passed over the sea.Arrows - Hail - stones or lightnings.
77:19Not known - Because the water returned and covered them.
77:20Leddest - First through the sea, and afterwards through the wilderness, with singular care and tenderness, as a shepherd doth his sheep.