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Psalm 61

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David flees to God upon his former experience.

For the Chief Musician. For a stringed instrument. By David.

61:1 Hear my cry, God.
Listen to my prayer.

61:2 From the end of the earth, I will call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

61:3 For you have been a refuge for me,
a strong tower from the enemy.

He vows perpetual service unto him, because of his promises.

61:4 I will dwell in your tent forever.
I will take refuge in the shelter of your wings.

Selah.

61:5 For you, God, have heard my vows.
You have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

61:6 You will prolong the kingís life;
his years shall be for generations.

61:7 He shall be enthroned in Godís presence forever.
Appoint your loving kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

61:8 So I will sing praise to your name forever,
that I may fulfill my vows daily.

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