Psalm 61

A cry for help

For the director of music. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments.

God, hear my cry for help.
Listen to my prayer.

2 From a place far away I call out to you.
I call out as my heart gets weaker.
Lead me to the safety of a rock that is high above me.

3 You have always kept me safe from my enemies.
You are like a strong tower to me.

4 I long to live in your holy tent forever.
There I find safety in the shadow of your wings.

5 God, you have heard my promises.
You have given me what belongs to those who worship you.

6 Add many days to the king’s life.
Let him live on and on for many years.

7 May he always enjoy your blessing as he rules.
Let your love and truth keep him safe.

8 Then I will always sing praise to you.
I will keep my promises day after day.

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