To the director; to be accompanied with stringed instruments. Of David.
61 Hear, O God, my cry for help.
Do pay attention to my prayer.+
2 From the ends of the earth I will cry out to you
When my heart is in despair.*+
Lead me onto a rock that is higher than I am.+
3 For you are my refuge,
A strong tower that protects me from the enemy.+
4 I will be a guest in your tent forever;+
I will take refuge in the shelter of your wings.+ (Selah)
5 For you, O God, have heard my vows.
You have given me the inheritance belonging to those who fear your name.+
6 You will add days to the life* of the king,+
And his years will be from generation to generation.
7 He will sit enthroned* forever before God;+
Grant him* loyal love and faithfulness, so that these may safeguard him.+
8 Then I will sing praises* to your name forever+
As I pay my vows day after day.+