For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

1 aHear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
References for Psalms 61:1
    • ÿ 61:1 - In Hebrew texts 61:1-8 is numbered 61:2-9.
      2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
      References for Psalms 61:2
      3 For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
      References for Psalms 61:3
      4 I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.b
      References for Psalms 61:4
        • Ā 61:4 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
          5 For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
          6 Increase the days of the king’s life, his years for many generations.
          References for Psalms 61:6
          7 May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
          8 Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.