Psalm Seventy Seven

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

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

Jeduthun. See the note on the title of Psalm 39 for the significance of “Jeduthun.”

Psalm 77:1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

Psalm 77:2 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.

Psalm 77:3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah

Psalm 77:4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

Psalm 77:5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

years of ancient times. The ways of God in ancient times, presumably those of Noah in particular, assured the psalmist, as they will us, that God has not “forgotten to be gracious” (Psalm 77:9). In a world of global violence, Noah “found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:9) and was delivered from the evil world.

Psalm 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Psalm 77:7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

Psalm 77:8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

Psalm 77:9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah

Psalm 77:10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

Psalm 77:11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

Psalm 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

Psalm 77:13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

Psalm 77:14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

Psalm 77:15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

Psalm 77:16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

Psalm 77:17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

Psalm 77:18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

Psalm 77:19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

great waters. Psalm 77:16-19 seems to refer to the great waters of the Flood, but God also worked mightily in the days of Moses (Psalm 77:20).

Psalm 77:20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.