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PLXXVII. To the chief Musician to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph

1 My voice was to the mighty God,
Yea, cried out I have:
My voice was to the mighty God,
An ear to me he gave.
2 In my distress I sought the Lord,
My sore ran in the night,
And ceased not; my soul also
Refused comfort quite.

3 I did remember God, likewise
Disquieted was I:
I did complain, my spir't also
O'erwhel'd was heavily. Selah.
4 Awaking thou dost hold mine eyes;
I cannot speak for fears.
5 I have considered days of old,
Of ancient times the years.


6 To my remembrance I do call
The song in night I had:
I commun'd with my heart, also
Strict search my spirit made.
7 For ever will the Lord cast off?
And pleas'd will he not be?
8 His tender mercy is it ceas'd
To perpetuity?

His promise doth it fail for aye?
9 What to be gracious
Hath God forgotten? and shut up
In wrath his bowels thus?
10 When said I, this my weakness is,
Yet to remembrance I
Will call the years of the right hand
Of him that is most high.

11 I will unto remembrance call
The Actions of the Lord:
Thy wondrous works of ancient time
I surely will record.
12 I'll muse of all thy works likewise
And of thy doings talk.
13 Within the temple is the way,
O God where thou dost walk.


14 What God so great as our God is?
Works wonderful that are
Thou God hast done' among the folk
Thou dost thy strength declare
15 Thy people thou from thraldom hast
With thy strong arm set free,
Of Jacob and of Joseph too
Those that the children be. Selah.

16 Thee did the waters see, O God,
Thee did the waters see:
They were afraid, the deeps also
Could not but troubled be.
17 With waters were the clouds pour'd forth
The skies a sound out sent:
Also thine arrows on each side
Abroad dispersed went.

18 Thy thunders voice in heave was;
Thy lightnings they did make,
The world enlightned, and the earth
Did tremble and did shake.
19 Thy ways i'th' sea, thy paths and steps
Unknown are in the deep.
20 By Moses and by Aaron's hand
Thou led'st thy folk like sheep.

Text Information
First Line: My voice was to the mighty God
Title: To the chief Musician to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph
Language: English
Publication Date: 1742
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