To the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
61 Hear my cry, O God; Listen to my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and weak; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I [a rock that is too high to reach without Your help]. 3 For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, A strong tower against the enemy. 4 Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.
5 For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name [with reverence]. 6 You will prolong the king’s life [adding days upon days]; His years will be like many generations. 7 He will sit enthroned forever before [the face of] God; Appoint lovingkindness and truth to watch over and preserve him. 8 So I will sing praise to Your name forever, Paying my vows day by day.