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To the Director: A compositiona by David for stringed instruments.
A Prayer for God’s Protection
1God, hear my cry;
pay attention to my prayer.
2From the end of the earth I will cry to you
whenever my heart is overwhelmed.
Place me on the rock that’s too high for me.
3For you have been a refuge for me,
a tower of strength before the enemy.
4Let me make my home in your tent forever;
let me hide under the shelter of your wings.
5For you, God, have heard my promises;
you have assigned to meb the heritage of those who fear your name.
6Add day after day to the king’s life;
may his years continuec for many generations.
7May he be enthroned before God forever;
Appoint yourd gracious love and truth to guard him.
8So I will sing songs to your name forever;
I will fulfill my promises day by day.
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