Psalm 77New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Confidence in God During National Distress
1 For the leader; According to Jeduthun. A psalm of Asaph.
2 I cry aloud to God,
I cry to God to hear me.
3 On the day of my distress I seek the Lord;
by night my hands are stretched out unceasingly;
I refuse to be consoled.
4 When I think of God, I groan;
as I meditate, my spirit grows faint.
5 You have kept me from closing my eyes in sleep;
I am troubled and cannot speak.
6 I consider the days of old;
the years long past 7 I remember.
At night I ponder in my heart;
and as I meditate, my spirit probes:
8 “Will the Lord reject us forever,
never again show favor?
9 Has God’s mercy ceased forever?
The promise to go unfulfilled for future ages?
10 Has God forgotten how to show mercy,
in anger withheld his compassion?”
11 I conclude: “My sorrow is this,
the right hand of the Most High has abandoned us.”
12 I will recall the deeds of the Lord;
yes, recall your wonders of old.
13 I will ponder all your works;
on your exploits I will meditate.
14 Your way, God, is holy;
what god is as great as our God?
15 You are the God who does wonders;
among the peoples you have revealed your might.
16 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people,
the children of Jacob and Joseph.
17 The waters saw you, God;
the waters saw you and lashed about,
even the deeps of the sea trembled.
18 The clouds poured down their rains;
the thunderheads rumbled;
your arrows flashed back and forth.
19 The thunder of your chariot wheels resounded;
your lightning lit up the world;
the earth trembled and quaked.
20 Through the sea was your way;
your path, through the mighty waters,
though your footsteps were unseen.
21 You led your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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