For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument; written by David.
61:1 O God, hear my cry for help!
Pay attention to my prayer!
61:2 From the most remote place on earth2
I call out to you in my despair.3
Lead me4 up to an inaccessible rocky summit!5
61:3 Indeed,6 you are7 my shelter,
a strong tower that protects me from the enemy.8
61:4 I will be a permanent guest in your home;9
I will find shelter in the protection of your wings.10 (Selah)
61:5 For you, O God, hear my vows;
you grant me the reward that belongs to your loyal followers.11
61:6 Give the king long life!
Make his lifetime span several generations!12
61:7 May he reign13 forever before God!
Decree that your loyal love and faithfulness should protect him.14
61:8 Then I will sing praises to your name continually,15
as I fulfill16 my vows day after day.