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Wesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
77:2 Night - Which to others was a time of rest and quietness.
3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
77:3 Troubled - Yea, the thoughts of God were now a matter of trouble, because he was angry with me. Overwhelmed - So far was I from finding relief.
4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
77:4 Waking - By continual grief.
5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
77:5 The days - The mighty works of God in former times.
6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
77:6 My song - The mercies of God vouchsafed to me, and to his people, which have obliged me to sing his praises, not only in the day, but also by night.
7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
77:7 Cut off - His peculiar people.
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.
77:10 I said - These suspicions of God's faithfulness proceed from the weakness of my faith. The years - The years wherein God hath done great and glorious works, which are often ascribed to God's right - hand.
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?
77:13 In holiness - God is holy and just, and true in all his works.
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.
77:16 Afraid - And stood still, as men astonished, do.
17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.
77:17 Poured - When the Israelites passed over the sea. Arrows - Hail - stones or lightnings.
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.
77:19 Not known - Because the water returned and covered them.
20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
77:20 Leddest - First through the sea, and afterwards through the wilderness, with singular care and tenderness, as a shepherd doth his sheep.