1 {To the chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. [A Psalm] of David.} Hear, O God, my cry; attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: thou wilt lead me on to a rock which is too high for me.
References for Psalms 61:2
    • a 61:2 - As Ps. 58.2.
    • b 61:2 - Or 'which is higher than I.'
      3 For thou hast been a refuge for me, a strong tower from before the enemy.
      4 I will sojourn in thy tent for ever; I will take refuge in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
      References for Psalms 61:4
        • c 61:4 - Or 'Let me sojourn -- let me take refuge:' cohortatives.
          5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows; thou hast given [me] the inheritance of those that fear thy name.
          6 Thou wilt add days to the days of the king: his years shall be as many generations.
          References for Psalms 61:6
            • d 61:6 - Lit. 'as generation and generation.'
              7 He shall abide before God for ever: bestow loving-kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
              References for Psalms 61:7
                • e 61:7 - Or 'dwell;' as 'sat,' 2Sam. 7.18.
                  8 So will I sing forth thy name for ever, performing my vows from day to day.