Psalm 77

1650 psalter

Pastor Jeff O’ Neil

Recommended Tune: Stracathro

Psalm 77

¹Unto the Lord I with my voice,
I unto God did cry;
Ev’n with my voice, and unto me
His ear he did apply.

²I in my trouble sought the Lord,
My sore by night did run,
And ceased not; my grieved soul
Did consolation shun.

³I to remembrance God did call,
Yet trouble did remain;
And overwhelm’d my spirit was,
Whilst I did sore complain.

⁴Mine eyes, debarr’d from rest and sleep,
Thou makest still to wake;
My trouble is so great that I
Unable am to speak.

⁵The days of old to mind I call’d,
And oft did think upon
The times and ages that are past
Full many years agone.

⁶By night my song I call to mind,
And commune with my heart;
My sp’rit did carefully enquire
How I might ease my smart.

⁷For ever will the Lord cast off,
And gracious be no more?
⁸For ever is his mercy gone?
Fails his word evermore?

⁹Is ‘t true that to be gracious
The Lord forgotten hath?
And that his tender mercies he
Hath shut up in his wrath?

¹⁰Then did I say, That surely this
Is mine infirmity:
I’ll mind the years of the right hand
Of him that is most High.

¹¹Yea, I remember will the works
Performed by the LORD:
The wonders done of old by thee
I surely will record.

¹²I also will of all thy works
My meditation make;
And of thy doings to discourse
Great pleasure I will take.

¹³O God, thy way most holy is
Within thy sanctuary;
And what God is so great in pow’r
As is our God most high?

¹⁴Thou art the God that wonders do’st
By thy right hand most strong:
Thy mighty pow’r thou hast declar’d
The nations among.

¹⁵To thine own people with thine arm
Thou didst redemption bring;
To Jacob’s sons, and to the tribes
Of Joseph that do spring.

¹⁶The waters, Lord, perceived thee,
The waters saw thee well;
And they for fear aside did flee;
The depths on trembling fell.

¹⁷The clouds in water forth were pour’d,
Sound loudly did the sky;
And swiftly through the world abroad
Thine arrows fierce did fly.

¹⁸Thy thunder’s voice alongst the heav’n
A mighty noise did make;
By lightnings lighten’d was the world,
Th’ earth tremble did and shake.

¹⁹Thy way is in the sea, and in
The waters great thy path;
Yet are thy footsteps hid, O Lord;
None knowledge thereof hath.

²⁰Thy people thou didst safely lead,
Like to a flock of sheep;
By Moses’ hand and Aaron’s thou
Didst them conduct and keep.