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In My Distress I Sought the Lord

For the choir director. According to [a]Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm.

77 My voice rises to God, and I must (A)cry aloud;
My voice rises to God, and He will hear me.
In the (B)day of my distress I sought the Lord;
(C)In the night my (D)hand was stretched out [b]without weariness;
My soul (E)refused to be comforted.
I remember God and I am (F)disturbed;
I (G)muse and (H)my spirit faints. [c]Selah.
You have held my eyelids open;
I am so troubled that I (I)cannot speak.
I give thought to the (J)days of old,
The years of long ago.
I remember my (K)music in the night;
I (L)am musing with my heart,
And my spirit is searching:

Will the Lord (M)reject evermore?
And will He (N)not be favorable again?
Has His (O)lovingkindness ceased forever?
Has His [d](P)word ended [e]from generation to generation?
Has God (Q)forgotten to be gracious,
Or has He in anger shut up His (R)compassion? Selah.
10 Then I said, “(S)It is my [f]grief,
That the (T)right hand of the Most High has changed.”

11 I shall remember the (U)deeds of Yah;
Surely I will (V)remember Your wonders of old.
12 I will (W)meditate on all Your work
And muse on Your deeds.
13 O God, Your way is (X)holy;
(Y)What god is great like God?
14 You are the (Z)God who works wonders;
You have (AA)made known Your strength among the peoples.
15 You have by Your arm (AB)redeemed Your people,
The sons of Jacob and (AC)Joseph. Selah.

16 The (AD)waters saw You, O God;
The waters saw You, they were in anguish;
The deeps also trembled.
17 The (AE)clouds poured out water;
The skies (AF)gave forth a sound;
Your (AG)arrows went here and there.
18 The (AH)sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;
The (AI)lightnings lit up the world;
The (AJ)earth trembled and shook.
19 Your (AK)way was in the sea
And Your paths in the mighty waters,
But Your footprints were not known.
20 You (AL)led Your people like a flock
By the hand of (AM)Moses and Aaron.


  1. Psalm 77 Title 1 Chr 16:41
  2. Psalm 77:2 Lit and did not grow numb
  3. Psalm 77:3 Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
  4. Psalm 77:8 Promise
  5. Psalm 77:8 Lit to
  6. Psalm 77:10 Or infirmity, the years of the right hand of the Most High