Psalm 77:1-10 New International Version

Comfort from Recalling God's Mighty Deeds

77 1  [1]I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. 2  When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted. 3  I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.[2] 4  You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. 5  I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; 6  I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked: 7  "Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again? 8  Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? 9  Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?" 10  Then I thought, "To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.


[1] 77:1 In Hebrew texts 77:1-20 is numbered 77:2-21.

[2] 77:3 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 9 and 15.

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