THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 61 ©
David, having fled and in great danger, prays for deliverance, according to his faith and God’s former mercies; trusting that God would prolong his life here and give him life everlasting hereafter, for the Messiah’s sake, of Whose imperishable Kingdom he prophecies, with the promise of thankfulness.
To the chief Musician upon 1Neginah, A Psalm of David.
HEAR my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
From the 2end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is 3overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is 4higher than I.
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a 5strong tower 6from the enemy.
I will abide in thy 7tabernacle for ever: I will 8trust in the 9covert of thy wings. 10Selah.
For thou, O God, hast heard my 11vows: thou hast given me the 12heritage of those that fear thy name.
Thou wilt 13prolong 14the 15king’s life: and his years as 16many generations.
He shall 17abide before God for ever: O 18prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, 19that I may 20daily perform my 21vows.