For the worship leader, Jeduthun. A song of Asaph.
1 I cry up to heaven, “My God, True God,” and He hears. 2 In my darkest days, I seek the Lord. Through the night, my hands are raised up, stretched out, waiting; And though they do not grow tired, my soul is uneasy. 3 I remember the True God and become distraught. I think about Him, and my spirit becomes weak.
4 You hold my eyes wide open. I am troubled beyond words. 5 My mind drifts to thoughts of yesterdays and yesteryears. 6 I call to mind my music; it keeps me company at night. Together with my heart I contemplate; my spirit searches, wondering, questioning: 7 “What will the Lord do? Reject us for good? Will He never show us His favor again? 8 Has His loyal love finally worn down? Have His promises reached an end? 9 Has the True God forgotten how to be gracious? In His anger, has He withdrawn His compassion?”
10 “I can’t help but be distraught,” I said, “for the power of the Most High that was once for us is now against us.”
11 I will remember the actions the Eternal has taken, reminisce on Your ancient wonders. 12 I will reflect on all of Your work; indeed, I will study all You have performed. 13 O God, Your way is so different, so distinct, so divine. No other god compares with our God. 14 You, God, and Your works evoke wonder. You have proved Your strength to the nations. 15 You used Your great power to release Your people: with a strong arm, You freed Jacob’s children, and Joseph’s.
16 The waters saw You, O True God. The seas saw You and swelled in sorrow. Even the deep trembled. 17 Water poured from the clouds, and the sky boomed out in response as Your arrows of lightning flashed this way and that. 18 The sound of Your thunder whirled within the wind as Your lightning lit up the world. Yes, the whole earth trembled and shook. 19 Your way ran through the sea, Your path cut through great waters, and still no one can spot Your footprints. 20 You led Your people as a flock tended by the hands of Moses and Aaron.
77:3Literally, selah, likely a musical direction from a Hebrew root meaning “to lift up”
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