Psalm 61
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Hear My Cry; Listen to My Prayer

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1For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.1To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;1For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer.1To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.1For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Davidic. God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer.
2From 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.2from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,2From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.2From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.2I call to You from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me,
3For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.3for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.3For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.3For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.3for You have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.
4I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.4Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah4Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.4I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.4I will live in Your tent forever and take refuge under the shelter of Your wings. Selah
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5For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.5For you, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.5For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name.5For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.5God, You have heard my vows; You have given a heritage to those who fear Your name.
6Increase the days of the king's life, his years for many generations.6Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations!6You will prolong the king's life; His years will be as many generations.6Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.6Add days to the king's life; may his years span many generations.
7May he be enthroned in God's presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.7May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!7He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.7He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.7May he sit enthroned before God forever; appoint faithful love and truth to guard him.
8Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.8So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day.8So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may pay my vows day by day.8So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.8Then I will continually sing of Your name, fulfilling my vows day by day.



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