For the Music Director. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.
1I cried out to God with my voice,
even to God with my voice; and He listened to me.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord;
in the night my hand is stretched out and does not weary,
my soul refuses to be comforted.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 I remember God, and I groan;
I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 You hold my eyelids open;
I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 I have considered the days of old,
the years long ago.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 May I remember my song in the night;
may I meditate in my heart;
my spirit made a diligent search:
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 “Will the Lord cast off forever,
and will He be favorable no more?
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 Has His mercy ceased forever,
and have His promises failed for all time?
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 Has God forgotten to be gracious,
and has He in anger shut up His tender mercies?” Selah
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 Then I said, “This is my grief;
yet I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.”
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 I will remember the works of the Lord;
surely I will remember Your wonders of old.
12I will meditate also on all Your work
and ponder on Your mighty deeds.
13Your way, O God, is holiness;
what god is as great as our God?
14You are the God who can do wonders;
You have declared Your strength among the nations.
15You have with Your arm redeemed Your people,
the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
16The waters saw You, O God.
The waters saw You; they were afraid;
the depths also trembled.
17The clouds poured out water;
the skies thundered.
Your arrows flashed about.
18The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind,
and Your lightning lit up the world;
the earth trembled and shook.
19Your way is through the sea,
and Your path in the great waters,
and your footsteps are not seen.
20You led Your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.