Psalm 77

In the Day of Trouble I Seek the Lord

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.

1 I 1cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me.
2 2In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in 3the night my 4hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul 5refuses to be comforted.
3 When I remember God, I 6moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah
4 You hold my eyelids open; I am so 7troubled that I cannot speak.
5 I consider 8the days of old, the years long ago.
6 I said,a"Let me remember my 9song in the night; let me 10meditate in my heart." Then my spirit made a diligent search:
7 "Will the Lord 11spurn forever, and never again 12be favorable?
8 Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his 13promises at an end for all time?
9 14Has God forgotten to be gracious? 15Has he in anger shut up his compassion?" Selah
10 Then I said, "I will appeal to this, to the years of the 16right hand of the Most High."b
11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will 17remember your wonders of old.
12 I will ponder all your 18work, and meditate on your 19mighty deeds.
13 Your way, O God, is 20holy. 21What god is great like our God?
14 You are the God who 22works wonders; you have 23made known your might among the peoples.
15 You 24with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
16 When 25the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; indeed, the deep trembled.
17 The clouds poured out water; the skies 26gave forth thunder; your 27arrows flashed on every side.
18 28The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; 29your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth 30trembled and shook.
19 Your 31way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints 32were unseen.c
20 You 33led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.