1I lift my voice to God and cry ˻for help˼. I lift my voice to you God, listen to me! 2My Master, I come to you when I have trouble. I reached out for you all night long. My soul refused to be comforted. 3I think about God, and I try to tell him how I feel. But I can’t. 4You would not let me sleep. I tried to say something, but I was too upset. 5I kept thinking about the past. I kept thinking about things that happened long ago. 6At night, I try to think about my songs. I talk with myself and try to understand. 7I wonder, ”Has our Master left us forever? Will he ever want us again? 8Is God’s love gone forever? Will he ever speak to us again? 9Has God forgotten what mercy is? Has his compassion changed to anger?” 10Then I thought, ”The thing that really bothers me is this: 'Has God Most-High lost his power?’” 11I remember what the Lord did. God, I remember the amazing things that you did long ago. 12I thought about what you have done. I thought about those things. 13God, your ways are holy. God, no one is great like you are. 14You are the God that did amazing things. You showed people your great power. 15With your power you saved your people. You saved the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. selah 16God, the water saw you, and became afraid. The deep water shook with fear. 17The thick clouds dropped their water. People heard loud thunder in the high clouds. Then your arrows of lightning flashed through the clouds. 18There were loud claps of thunder. Lightning lit up the world. The earth shook and trembled. 19God, you walked through the deep water, you crossed the deep sea, but you left no footprints. 20You used Moses and Aaron to lead your people like sheep.