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Meditation Psalm 77b

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm. I cried out to God for help;    I cried out to God to hear me.When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;    at night I stretched out untiring hands,    and I would not be comforted. I remembered you, God, and I groaned;    I meditated, and my spirit […]

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Meditation Psalm 77a

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm. I cried out to God for help;    I cried out to God to hear me.When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;    at night I stretched out untiring hands,    and I would not be comforted. I remembered you, God, and I groaned;    I meditated, and my spirit […]

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Meditation Psalm 76

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song. God is renowned in Judah;    in Israel his name is great.His tent is in Salem,    his dwelling-place in Zion.There he broke the flashing arrows,    the shields and the swords, the weapons of war. You are radiant with light,    more majestic than mountains rich with game.The […]

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Meditation Psalm 75

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Do Not Destroy’. A psalm of Asaph. A song. We praise you, God,    we praise you, for your Name is near;    people tell of your wonderful deeds. You say, ‘I choose the appointed time;    it is I who judge with equity.When the earth and all its people quake,    it is […]

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Meditation Psalm 74

A maskil of Asaph. O God, why have you rejected us for ever?    Why does your anger smoulder against the sheep of your pasture?Remember the nation you purchased long ago,    the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed –    Mount Zion, where you dwelt.Turn your steps towards these everlasting ruins,    all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary. […]

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Meditation Psalm 73

A psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel,    to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;    I had nearly lost my foothold.For I envied the arrogant    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles;    their bodies are healthy and strong.They are free from common human […]

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Meditation Psalm 72

Of Solomon. Endow the king with your justice, O God,    the royal son with your righteousness.May he judge your people in righteousness,    your afflicted ones with justice. May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,    the hills the fruit of righteousness.May he defend the afflicted among the people    and save the children of the needy;    may he crush the oppressor.May […]

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Meditation Psalm 71b

Do not be far from me, my God;    come quickly, God, to help me.May my accusers perish in shame;    may those who want to harm me    be covered with scorn and disgrace. As for me, I shall always have hope;    I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,    of your saving acts all […]

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Meditation Psalm 70 71a

For the director of music. Of David. A petition. Hasten, O God, to save me;    come quickly, Lord, to help me. May those who want to take my life    be put to shame and confusion;may all who desire my ruin    be turned back in disgrace.May those who say to me, ‘Aha! Aha!’    turn back because of their shame.But may all […]

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Meditation Psalm 69b

But I pray to you, Lord,    in the time of your favour;in your great love, O God,    answer me with your sure salvation.Rescue me from the mire,    do not let me sink;deliver me from those who hate me,    from the deep waters.Do not let the floodwaters engulf me    or the depths swallow me up    or the pit close its mouth over me. […]