For the [music] director, upon stringed instruments. Of David.

Confidence in God’s Protection

1 Hear, O God, my cry; attend to my prayer.
References for Psalms 61:1
    • a 61:1 - Reading with many Hebrew manuscripts and several translations
    • b 61:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart grows faint. You will lead me to a rock [that is] higher than I.
      References for Psalms 61:2
        • c 61:2 - Or "the far reaches of the land"
          3 For you have been my refuge, a strong tower from the enemy.
          4 Let me reside in your tent forever. Let me take refuge under the covering of your wings. Selah
          5 For you, O God, you have heard my vows. You have given [me] the heritage of those who fear your name.
          6 You will add days to the days of the king, his years like [those of] {many generations}.
          References for Psalms 61:6
            • d 61:6 - Literally "a generation and a generation"
              7 May he live forever in the presence of God. Appoint loyal love and faithfulness to preserve him.
              References for Psalms 61:7
                • e 61:7 - Or "be enthroned"
                  8 So I will sing the praise of your name forever, that I may fulfill my vows {daily}.
                  References for Psalms 61:8
                    • f 61:8 - Or "pay"
                    • g 61:8 - Literally "day, day"