New English Translation
For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of Asaph.
1 I will cry out to God and call for help! I will cry out to God and he will pay attention to me.
2 In my time of trouble I sought the LORD. I kept my hand raised in prayer throughout the night. I refused to be comforted.
3 I said, "I will remember God while I groan; I will think about him while my strength leaves me." (Selah)
4 You held my eyelids open; I was troubled and could not speak.
5 I thought about the days of old, about ancient times.
6 I said, "During the night I will remember the song I once sang; I will think very carefully." I tried to make sense of what was happening.
7 I asked, "Will the LORD reject me forever? Will he never again show me his favor?
8 Has his loyal love disappeared forever? Has his promise failed forever?
9 Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has his anger stifled his compassion?"
10 Then I said, "I am sickened by the thought that the sovereign One might become inactive.
11 I will remember the works of the LORD. Yes, I will remember the amazing things you did long ago!
12 I will think about all you have done; I will reflect upon your deeds!"
13 O God, your deeds are extraordinary! What god can compare to our great God?
14 You are the God who does amazing things; you have revealed your strength among the nations.
15 You delivered your people by your strength - the children of Jacob and Joseph. (Selah)
16 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you and trembled. Yes, the depths of the sea shook with fear.
17 The clouds poured down rain; the skies thundered. Yes, your arrows flashed about.
18 Your thunderous voice was heard in the wind; the lightning bolts lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook.
19 You walked through the sea; you passed through the surging waters, but left no footprints.
20 You led your people like a flock of sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
King James Version
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.
1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: 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 made diligent search.
7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
8 Is his mercy 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 is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.
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 afraid: the depths also were troubled.
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 heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.