Psalms 61

Psalm 611

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.

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