Add parallel Print Page Options

Remembering God’s Help for Israel

For the music director, on Jeduthun.[a]

Of Asaph. A psalm.[b]

77 I cry out with my voice to God;
with my voice to God, that he may hear me.
In the day I have trouble, I seek[c] the Lord.
At night my hand stretches out continually;[d]
my soul refuses to be comforted.
I remember God and I groan loudly;
I meditate and my spirit grows faint.
You hold open my eyelids.
I am troubled and cannot speak.
I think about the days from long ago,
the years of ancient times.
I remember my song in the night.
With my heart I meditate,
and my spirit searches to understand.
Will the Lord reject us forever,
and will he never be pleased with us again?
Has his loyal love ceased forever?
Is his promise[e] ended throughout generations?
Has God forgotten to have compassion?
Or has he closed off his mercies in anger? Selah
10 So I said, “This pierces me—[f]
the right hand of the Most High has changed.”
11 I will remember the deeds of Yah.[g]
Surely I will remember your wonders[h] from long ago.
12 I will also muse on all your work,
and meditate on your deeds.
13 O God, your way is distinctive.[i]
Who is a great god like our God?
14 You are the God who works wonders;[j]
you have made known your might among the peoples.
15 With your arm you redeemed your people,
the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
16 Waters saw you, O God;
waters saw you and they trembled.
Surely the deeps shook.
17 The clouds poured out water.
The skies thundered.[k]
Your arrows also flew about.[l]
18 The sound of your thunder was in the whirlwind;[m]
lightnings lit the world;
the earth shook and quaked.
19 Your way was through the sea,
and your path[n] through many waters.
Yet your footprints were not discerned.[o]
20 You led your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.


  1. Psalm 77:1 One of David’s musicians (1 Chr 16:41)
  2. Psalm 77:1 The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
  3. Psalm 77:2 Or “make supplication to”
  4. Psalm 77:2 Literally “it does not grow weary”
  5. Psalm 77:8 Hebrew “word”
  6. Psalm 77:10 Or “this is my sickness”
  7. Psalm 77:11 A shortened form of “Yahweh”
  8. Psalm 77:11 Hebrew “wonder”
  9. Psalm 77:13 Or “holy” or “set apart”
  10. Psalm 77:14 Hebrew “wonder”
  11. Psalm 77:17 Literally “gave voice”
  12. Psalm 77:17 Literally “walked back and forth”
  13. Psalm 77:18 Or “in your chariot wheel”
  14. Psalm 77:19 According to the reading tradition (Qere)
  15. Psalm 77:19 Hebrew “were not known”