For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer!
From the ends of the earth, I will cry to you for help, for my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings! Interlude
For you have heard my vows, O God. You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear your name.
Add many years to the life of the king! May his years span the generations!
May he reign under God's protection forever. Appoint your unfailing love and faithfulness to watch over him.
Then I will always sing praises to your name as I fulfill my vows day after day.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)