Psalms 61

Security in God

1For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Davidic.

God, hear my cry;
pay attention to my prayer. a
2 I call to You from the ends of the earth
when my heart is without strength. b
Lead me to a rock that is high above me, c
3 for You have been a refuge for me,
a strong tower d in the face of the enemy.
4 I will live in Your tent forever
and take refuge under the shelter of Your wings. e ,
Selah: A Hebrew word whose meaning is uncertain; various interpretations include: (1) a musical notation, (2) a pause for silence, (3) a signal for worshipers to fall prostrate on the ground, (4) a term for the worshipers to call out, and (5) a word meaning "forever"


5 God, You have heard my vows; g
You have given a heritage
to those who
fear(s) God or the Lord/ the fear of the Lord: No single English word conveys every aspect of the word fear in this phrase. The meaning includes worshipful submission, reverential awe, and obedient respect to the covenant-keeping God of Israel.
fear Your name. i
6 Add days to the king’s life;
may his years span many generations. j
7 May he sit enthroned before God forever; k
appoint faithful love and truth to guard him. l
8 Then I will continually sing of Your name, m
fulfilling my vows day by day. n
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