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Psalm 77

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The psalmist shews what fierce combat he had with diffidence.

For the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm by Asaph.

77:1 My cry goes to God!
Indeed, I cry to God for help,
and for him to listen to me.

77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord.
My hand was stretched out in the night, and didn’t get tired.
My soul refused to be comforted.

77:3 I remember God, and I groan.
I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed.


77:4 You hold my eyelids open.
I am so troubled that I can’t speak.

77:5 I have considered the days of old,
the years of ancient times.

77:6 I remember my song in the night.
I consider in my own heart;
my spirit diligently inquires:

77:7 “Will the Lord reject us forever?
Will he be favorable no more?

77:8 Has his loving kindness vanished forever?
Does his promise fail for generations?

77:9 Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he, in anger, withheld his compassion?”


The victory which he had by consideration of God's great and gracious works.

77:10 Then I thought,

“I will appeal to this:
the years of the right hand of the Most High.”

77:11 I will remember Yah’s deeds;
for I will remember your wonders of old.

77:12 I will also meditate on all your work,
and consider your doings.

77:13 Your way, God, is in the sanctuary.
What god is great like God?

77:14 You are the God who does wonders.
You have made your strength known among the peoples.

77:15 You have redeemed your people with your arm,
the sons of Jacob and Joseph.


77:16 The waters saw you, God.
The waters saw you, and they writhed.
The depths also convulsed.

77:17 The clouds poured out water.
The skies resounded with thunder.
Your arrows also flashed around.

77:18 The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind.
The lightnings lit up the world.
The earth trembled and shook.

77:19 Your way was through the sea;
your paths through the great waters.
Your footsteps were not known.

77:20 You led your people like a flock,
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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