Psalm 77
International Standard Version Par ▾ 

To the director: To Jeduthun. A psalm of Asaph.

Remembering God in Times of Trouble

1I cry out to God!

I cry out to God and he hears me.

2When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;

my hands were raised at night

and they did not grow weary.

I refused to be comforted.

3I remember God, and I groan;

I meditate, while my spirit grows faint.


4You kept my eyes open;

I was troubled and couldn’t speak.

5I thought of ancient times,

considering years long past.

6During the night I remembered my song.

I meditate in my heart,

and my spirit ponders.

7Will the Lord reject mea forever

and not show favor again?

8Has his gracious love ceased forever?

Will his promise be unfulfilled in future generations?

9Has God forgotten to be gracious?

Has he in anger withheld his compassion?


10So I say: “It causes me pain

that the right hand of the Most High has changed.”

11I will remember the LORD’S deeds;

indeed, I will remember your awesome deeds from long ago.

12As I meditate on all your works,

I will consider your awesome deeds.

13God, your way is holy.

What god is like our great God?

14God, you are the one performing awesome deeds.

You reveal your might among the nations.

15You deliveredb your people—

the descendants of Jacob and Joseph—

with your power.


16The waters saw you, God;

the waters saw you and writhed.

Indeed, the depths of the sea quaked.

17The clouds poured rain;

the skies rumbled.

Indeed, your lightning bolts flashed.c

18Your thunderous sound was in a whirlwind;

your lightning lights up the world;

the earth becomes agitated and quakes.

19Your way was through the sea,

and your path through mighty waters,

but your footprints cannot be traced.d

20You have led your people like a flock

by the hands of Moses and Aaron.

a 77:7 The Heb. lacks me
b 77:15 Or redeemed
c 77:17 Lit. your fierce arrows traveled
d 77:19 Lit. steps are not recognized

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