For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments.
1O God, listen to my cry!
Hear my prayer!
2From the ends of the earth,
I cry to you for help
when my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
3for you are my safe refuge,
a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
4Let me live forever in your sanctuary,
safe beneath the shelter of your wings!
5For you have heard my vows, O God.
You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear your name.
6Add many years to the life of the king!
May his years span the generations!
7May he reign under God’s protection forever.
May your unfailing love and faithfulness watch over him.
8Then I will sing praises to your name forever
as I fulfill my vows each day.