Psalm 61

1    Hear my crying, O God,  

and listen to my prayer.

2    From the end of the earth I call to you with fainting heart;  

O set me on the rock that is higher than I.

3    For you are my refuge,  

a strong tower against the enemy.

4    Let me dwell in your tent for ever  

and take refuge under the cover of your wings.

5    For you, O God, will hear my vows;  

you will grant the request of those who fear your name.

6    You will add length of days to the life of the king,  

that his years may endure throughout all generations.

7    May he sit enthroned before God for ever;  

may steadfast love and truth watch over him.

8    So will I always sing praise to your name,  

and day by day fulfil my vows.


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