I cried out to God to help meVersifier: Helen Otte (1985)
Tune: GENEVAN 77
Published in 1 hymnal
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Faith's bewilderment and recovery in the face of great distress.
st. 1 = vv. 1-4
st. 2 = vv. 5-9
st. 3 = vv. 10-15
st. 4 = vv. 16-20
In this psalm, as in many others, remembrance of God's saving deeds in the Exodus restores peace to the troubled soul. Psalm 77 begins with a vivid description of the believer's struggle with unanswered prayer in a time of distress (st. 1). The psalmist is bewildered and his personal faith is shaken over God's seeming failure to respond (st. 2). But in reflecting on the mighty deeds through which the LORD saved Israel from slavery in Egypt, the psalmist finds bewilderment put to rest (st. 3-4). Thus Christians find renewed hope in God's saving deeds in Christ. Helen Otte (PHH 17) versified this psalm in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal.
Evening worship; remembrance of the Exodus; situations in which this psalm of comfort may encourage people in distress.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #77||I cried out to God to help me||I Cried Out to God to Help Me||Helen Otte||Claude Goudimel||188.8.131.52 D||Psalm 77||GENEVAN 77||g minor||English||1987|