(A psalm by David for the music leader. Use with stringed instruments.)
Under the protection of God
1Please listen, God,
and answer my prayer!
2I feel hopeless,
and I cry out to you
from a faraway land.
Lead me to the mighty rock#61.2 mighty rock: See the note at 18.2.
high above me.
3You are a strong tower,
where I am safe
from my enemies.
4Let me live with you for ever
and find protection
under your wings, my God.
5You heard my promises,
and you have blessed me,
just as you bless everyone
who worships you.
6Let the king have a long
and healthy life.
7May he always rule
with you, God, at his side;
may your love and loyalty
watch over him.
8I will sing your praises
for ever and will always
keep my promises.
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