New International Reader's Version

Psalm 77

Psalm 77

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of Asaph.

I cried out to God for help.
    I cried out to God to hear me.
When I was in trouble, I looked to the Lord for help.
    During the night I lifted up my hands in prayer.
    But I refused to be comforted.

God, I remembered you, and I groaned.
    I thought about you, and I became weak.
You kept me from going to sleep.
    I was so troubled I couldn’t speak.
I thought about days gone by.
    I thought about the years of long ago.
I remembered how I used to sing praise to you in the night.
    I thought about it, and here is what I asked myself.

“Will the Lord turn away from us forever?
    Won’t he ever show us his kindness again?
Has his faithful love disappeared forever?
    Has his promise failed for all time?
Has God forgotten to help us?
    Has he held back his tender love because he was angry?”

10 Then I thought, “Here is what gives me hope.
    For many years the Most High God showed how powerful he is.
11 Lord, I will remember what you did.
    Yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
12 I will spend time thinking about everything you have done.
    I will consider all your mighty acts.”

13 God, everything you do is holy.
    What god is as great as our God?
14 You are the God who does miracles.
    You show your power among the nations.
15 With your mighty arm you set your people free.
    You set the children of Jacob and Joseph free.

16 God, the water of the Red Sea saw you.
    It saw you and boiled up.
    The deepest waters were stirred up.
17 The clouds poured down rain.
    The skies rumbled with thunder.
    Lightning flashed back and forth like arrows.
18 Your thunder was heard in the windstorm.
    Your lightning lit up the world.
    The earth trembled and shook.
19 Your path led through the Red Sea.
    You walked through the mighty waters.
    But your footprints were not seen.

20 You led your people like a flock.
    You led them by the hands of Moses and Aaron.

King James Version

Psalm 77

1I 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 ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

11 I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.