For the music leader. According to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.
1I cry out loud to God—
out loud to God so that he can hear me!
2During the day when I’m in trouble I look for my Lord.
At night my hands are still outstretched and don’t grow numb;
my whole being#Or soul refuses to be comforted.
3I remember God and I moan.
I complain, and my spirit grows tired. Selah
4You’ve kept my eyelids from closing.
I’m so upset I can’t even speak.
5I think about days long past;
I remember years that seem an eternity in the past.
6I meditate with my heart at night;#LXX; MT I remember my song in the night.
I complain, and my spirit keeps searching:
7"Will my Lord reject me forever?
Will he never be pleased again?
8Has his faithful love come to a complete end?
Is his promise over for future generations?
9Has God forgotten how to be gracious?
Has he angrily stopped up his compassion?" Selah
10It’s my misfortune, I thought,
that the strong hand of the Most High is different now.
11But I will remember the Lord’s deeds;
yes, I will remember your wondrous acts from times long past.
12I will meditate on all your works;
I will ponder your deeds.
13God, your way is holiness!
Who is as great a god as you, God?
14You are the God who works wonders;
you have demonstrated your strength among all peoples.
15With your mighty arm you redeemed your people;
redeemed the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
16The waters saw you, God—
the waters saw you and reeled!
Even the deep depths shook!
17The clouds poured water,
the skies cracked thunder;
your arrows were flying all around!
18The crash of your thunder was in the swirling storm;
lightning lit up the whole world;
the earth shook and quaked.
19Your way went straight through the sea;
your pathways went right through the mighty waters.
But your footprints left no trace!
20You led your people like sheep
under the care of Moses and Aaron.