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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book III
Comfort in Trouble from Recalling God’s Mighty Deeds
For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.
[1]  I WILL cry unto God with my voice,
Even unto God with my voice; and he will give ear unto me.
[2]  In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord:
My hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not;
My soul refused to be comforted.
[3]  I remember God, and am disquieted:
I complain, and my spirit is 1 overwhelmed.  [Selah
[4]  Thou holdest mine eyes watching:
I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
[5]  I have considered the days of old,
The years of ancient times.
[6]  I call to remembrance my song in the night:
I commune with mine own heart;
And my spirit maketh diligent search.
[7]  Will the Lord cast off for ever?
And will he be favorable no more?
[8]  Is his lovingkindness clean gone for ever?
Doth his promise fail for evermore?
[9]  Hath God forgotten to be gracious?
Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies?  [Selah
[10]  And I said, This 2 is my infirmity;
But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.
[11]  I will make mention of the deeds of Jehovah;  3
For I will remember thy wonders of old.
[12]  I will meditate also upon all thy work,
And muse on thy doings.
[13]  Thy way, O God, is in 4 the sanctuary:
Who is a great god like unto God?
[14]  Thou art the God that doest wonders:
Thou hast made known thy strength among the peoples.
[15]  Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph.  [Selah
[16]  The waters saw thee, O God;
The waters saw thee, they were 5 afraid:
The depths also trembled.
[17]  The clouds poured out water;
The skies sent out a sound:
Thine arrows also went abroad.
[18]  The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind;
The lightnings lightened the world:
The earth trembled and shook.
[19]  Thy way was in the sea,
And thy paths in the great waters,
And thy footsteps were not known.
[20]  Thou leddest thy people like a flock,
By the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Note 1. Or, fainteth. [back]
Note 2. Or, This is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High doth change. [back]
Note 3. Heb. Jah. [back]
Note 4. Or, in holiness. [back]
Note 5. Or, were in pain. [back]


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