New American Standard Bible
I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, And my spirit ponders:
King James Bible
I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
Darby Bible Translation
I remember my song in the night; I muse in mine own heart, and my spirit maketh diligent search.
World English Bible
I remember my song in the night. I consider in my own heart; my spirit diligently inquires:
Young's Literal Translation
I remember my music in the night, With my heart I meditate, and my spirit doth search diligently:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I call to remembrance my song in the night - Compare Job 35:10, note; Psalm 42:8, note. The word here rendered "song" - נגינה negı̂ynâh - means properly the music of stringed instruments, Lamentations 5:14; Isaiah 38:20; then, a stringed instrument. It is the word which we have so often in the titles to the psalms (Psalm 4:1-8; Psalm 6:1-10; Psalm 54:1-7; Psalm 55; Psalm 67:1-7; Psalm 76:1-12); and it is used here in the sense of song or psalm. The idea is, that there had been times in his life when, even in darkness and sorrow, he could sing; when he could find things for which to praise God; when he could find something that would cheer him; when he could take some bright views of God adapted to calm down his feelings, and to give peace to his soul. He recalls those times and scenes to his remembrance, with a desire to have those cheerful impressions renewed; and he asks himself what it was which then comforted and sustained him. He endeavors to bring those things back again, for if he found comfort then, he thinks that he might find comfort from the same considerations now.
I commune with mine own heart - I think over the matter. See the notes at Psalm 4:4.
And my spirit made diligent search - In reference
(a) to the grounds of my former support and comfort; and
(b) in reference to the whole matter as it lies before me now.
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"I commune with mine own heart." -- Psalm 77:6. Ere another step I take In my wilful wandering way, Still I have a choice to make -- Shall I alter while I may? Patient love is waiting still In my Savior's heart for me; Love to bend my froward will, Love to make me really free. Far from Him, what can I gain? Want and shame, and bondage vile -- Better far to bear the pain Of His yoke a little while. Soon I might its comfort find; Soon my thankful heart might cry, "In Thy meek obedient mind, As …
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations
How the Whole and the Sick are to be Admonished.
"But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night,
Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.
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