To the Chief Musician upon Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph
1 My voice [I lifted up] to God, and I cried; My voice [I lifted up] to God, and he heard me.
2 In the day of my affliction the Lord I sought: My hand in the night was stretched out and relaxed not; Refuse consolation did my soul.
3 I will remember God, and will be disquieted; I will meditate, and oppressed with sorrow shall be my spirit. Selah.
4 Thou hast held the watches of my eyes: I am troubled, and will not speak.
5 I have recounted the days of old, The years of ages past.
6 I will call to remembrance my song in the night: With my heart I will meditate, And search diligently shall my spirit.
7 For ever will the Lord east off? And will he be favorable no more?
8 Gone for ever is his mercy? Fail doth his oracle from generation to generation?
9 Forgotten to be merciful hath God? Hath he shut up in anger his compassions? Selah.
10 And I said my disease [is only for a season;] The years of the right hand of the Most High [I will wait for.]
11 I will remember the works of God; Surely I will remember thy wonders from the beginning.
12 And I will meditate on all thy works, And on thy doings I will muse.
13 O God! in the sanctuary are thy ways: What god is so great as God?
14 Thou art the God who doest wonders; Thou hast made known among the peoples thy strength.
15 Thou hast redeemed by [thy] arm thy people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
16 See thee did the waters, O God! see thee did the waters; They were afraid; also tremble did the deeps.
17 The clouds poured out waters; The heavens gave forth a voice: Also thine arrows went abroad.
18 The voice of thy thunder was in the circuit, The lightnings illumined the world; The earth trembled and was shaken.
19 In the sea are thy ways, And thy paths in the great waters; And thy footsteps are not known.
20 Thou leadest like sheep thy people By the hand of Moses and Aaron.