For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument; written by David
1 O God, hear my cry for help!
Pay attention to my prayer!
2 From the most remote place on earth
I call out to you in my despair.
Lead me up to an inaccessible rocky summit!
3 Indeed, you are my shelter,
a strong tower that protects me from the enemy.
4 I will be a permanent guest in your home;
I will find shelter in the protection of your wings. (Selah)
5 For you, O God, hear my vows;
you grant me the reward that belongs to your loyal followers.
6 Give the king long life!
Make his lifetime span several generations!
7 May he reign forever before God!
Decree that your loyal love and faithfulness should protect him.
8 Then I will sing praises to your name continually,
as I fulfil my vows day after day.