THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 77 ©
The prophet describes, by his own example, very lively how it afflicts the people of God, when they have no evidence of God’s gracious presence: and how the spirit overcomes at length, raising and strengthening again through faith, and the consideration of God’s faithful promise and former mercies.
To the chief Musician, 1to Jeduthun, A Psalm of 2Asaph.
I CRIED unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore 3ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul 4refused to be comforted.
I remembered God, and was troubled: I 5complained, and my spirit was 6overwhelmed. 7Selah.
Thou holdest mine eyes 8waking: I am so 9troubled that I cannot speak.
I have considered the days 10of old, the years of 11ancient times.
I call to remembrance 12my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit 13made diligent search.
Will the Lord cast off 14for ever? and will he be favourable 15no more?
Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his 16promise fail 17for evermore?
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
And I said, This 18is my infirmity: 19but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
I will 20remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy 21wonders of old.
I will 22meditate also of all thy work, and 23talk of thy doings.
Thy 24way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
Thou art the God that doest wonders:a thou hast declared thy strength among the people.
Thou hast with thine 25arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and 26Joseph. Selah.
Theb waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were 27afraid: the depths also were troubled.
28Thec clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a 29sound: thine 30arrows also went abroad.
The voice of thy thunder was in the 31heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
Thy 32way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy 33footsteps are not known.
Thou 34leddest thy people liked a flock by the 35hand of Moses and Aaron.