Psalms 61

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
I long to dwell in your tent for ever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
Increase the days of the king’s life,
his years for many generations.
May he be enthroned in God’s presence for ever;
appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
and fulfil my vows day after day.
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