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To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily ° perform my vows.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

61:2 end of the earth. David was away from his home in Jerusalem, where he was king (Psalm 61:6), so this psalm was probably written while he was in exile during Absalom’s rebellion.

61:2 higher than I David was a great king, so the only one higher would be God Himself. Note Psalm 18:2. The Lord is not only our Rock but also our strong Tower (Psalm 61:3).

Psalm 62 (title) Jeduthun. On the meaning of “Jeduthun,” see note on Psalm 39 (title).

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