Psalms 61

(A psalm by David for the music leader. Use with stringed instruments.)

Under the Protection of God

1Please listen, God,

and answer my prayer!

2I feel hopeless,

and I cry out to you

from a faraway land.

Lead me to the mighty rock

high above me.

3You are a strong tower,

where I am safe

from my enemies.

4Let me live with you forever

and find protection

under your wings, my God.

5You heard my promises,

and you have blessed me,

just as you bless everyone

who worships you.

6Let the king have a long

and healthy life.

7May he always rule

with you, God, at his side;

may your love and loyalty

watch over him.

8I will sing your praises

forever, God, and will always

keep my promises.