To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth I call to thee, when my heart is faint. Lead thou me to the rock that is higher than I;
for thou art my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
Let me dwell in thy tent for ever! Oh to be safe under the shelter of thy wings! [Selah]
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows, thou hast given me the heritage of those who fear thy name.
Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations!
May he be enthroned for ever before God; bid steadfast love and faithfulness watch over him!
So will I ever sing praises to thy name, as I pay my vows day after day.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)