Psalm 61 A Psalm of David, the King

Psalm 61 and I go back a long way. I associate this Psalm with a beautiful song sung by Maia Amada, and also with a dear friend who has been spiritually imprisoned for many years. This Psalm is a cry for peace and shelter in the arms of our Almighty Savior. That is where you and I can find  comfort, solace, and joy.

Penned by King David, who suffered much at the hands of his enemies, I can safely say that if we can trust like David, who proved that faithfulness wins the battle, we can be overcomers in this life.  God’s Blessings, Charlene

 

Psalm 61

New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 61

Psalm 61[a]

    For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

 1 Hear my cry, O God;
   listen to my prayer.

 2 From 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.
3 For you have been my refuge,
   a strong tower against the foe.

 4 I long to dwell in your tent forever
   and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.[b]
5 For you, God, have heard my vows;
   you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

 6 Increase the days of the king’s life,
   his years for many generations.
7 May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
   appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.

 8 Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
   and fulfill my vows day after day.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 61:1 In Hebrew texts 61:1-8 is numbered 61:2-9.
  2. Psalm 61:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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