1 To the chief musician on Jeduthun, by Assaph a psalm.I lift up my voice unto God, and I cry; I lilt up my voice unto God: do then give ear unto me.
2 On the day of my distress I sought the Lord; in the night my hand was stretched out, and did not cease: my soul refused to be comforted.
3 I think of God, and moan: I reflect, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah.
4 Thou holdest my eyes awake: I am troubled and I cannot speak.
5 I think over the days of old, the years of ancient times.
6 I call to remembrance my song in the night; with my own heart I reflect: and my spirit maketh diligent search.
7 Will the Lord cast me off for ever? and will he never more give his favor again?
8 Is his kindness spent for ever? is his promise come to an end for all generations?
9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? or hath he shut up in anger his mercies? Selah.
10 And I said, This shall be my entreaty, for the years of the right hand of the Most High.
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord; for I will remember out of ancient times thy wonders.
12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and on thy deeds will I reflect.
13 O God, in holiness is thy way: where is there a god so great as God?
14 Thou art the God that dost wonders: thou hast made known among the people thy strength.
15 Thou hast redeemed with a mighty arm thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they shook: also the depths trembled.
17 The clouds poured out water; the skies sent forth thunder: also thy arrows sped along.
18 The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind; lightnings gave light to the world; the earth trembled and quaked,
19 Through the sea led thy way, and thy path was through mighty waters, and thy footsteps could not be known.
20 Thou didst lead like a flock thy people by means of Moses and Aaron.