For the leader. On stringed instruments. Of David.
1 Hear my cry, O God,
be attentive to my prayer.
2 From the ends of the earth I call
unto you, when my heart is faint:
lead me to the rock
that is high above me.
3 For you are a refuge to me,
a strong tower in face of the foe.
4 O to be guest in your tent forever,
hiding beneath your sheltering wings!
5 For you, O God, do hear my vows,
and grant the desires of those who fear you.
6 Add many days to the life of the king;
may his years endure throughout all generations.
7 In the presence of God be he throned forever;
may kindness and faithfulness watch over him.
8 And I will sing praise to your name forever,
paying my vows day after day.