Psalms 61:1-8

Psalm 61

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 earth

I call out to you in my despair.

Lead me up to an inaccessible rocky summit!

61:3 Indeed, you are my shelter,

a strong tower that protects me from the enemy.

61:4 I will be a permanent guest in your home;

I will find shelter in the protection of your wings. (Selah)

61:5 For you, O God, hear my vows;

you grant me the reward that belongs to your loyal followers.

61:6 Give the king long life!

Make his lifetime span several generations!

61:7 May he reign forever before God!

Decree that your loyal love and faithfulness should protect him.

61:8 Then I will sing praises to your name continually,

as I fulfill my vows day after day.