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Psalm 77 is a lament around some trouble, but it’s not clear in the text what that trouble is. ​The penultimate verse speaks of God getting us through the sea in the Exodus but there was no evidence of God. “Your footprints couldn’t be seen.” Hmm. So is Psalm 77 singing of God's mystery and power, so great that humans couldn't track it, or abandonment at a crucial moment?

No Trace (Psalm 77)












Verse 1:
Cry aloud at night in these troubled days 
Cry aloud at night, hands and voices raised 
My soul refuses to be eased 
My soul refuses to be eased 

No trace of your footsteps  
Where is your grace? 
No trace of your footsteps  
No trace 

Verse 2:
I remember back and I will not sleep 
Pondering the past and I cannot speak 
Dismay and hope are in the wheel, 
Dismay and hope are in the wheel 


Verse 3:
Singing in the dark Is love at an end? 
Quiet with my heart Will I break or bend? 
The rising water to our necks, 
The rising water to our necks 



Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

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No Trace Charts:

  • piano score

  • ​lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • jpg of congregational line

  • songleader's notes

No Trace 



No Trace  Accompaniment Pack:

  • all charts above


  • powerpoint lyric slides

  • original mp3 recording

  • mp3 instrumental accompaniment track

No Trace 

Accompaniment Pack


Sing it with your circle

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