To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David.
Hear my cry, O God,
m listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth I call to you
when my heart is n faint.
Lead me to o the rock
that is higher than I,
for you have been p my refuge,
a strong q tower against the enemy.
Let me r dwell in your tent forever!
Let me take refuge under s the shelter of your wings! Selah
For you, O God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
t Prolong u the life of the king;
may his years endure to all generations!
May he be enthroned forever before God;
appoint v steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!
So will I ever sing praises to your name,
as I w perform my vows day after day.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
Psalms 55:1 - 2
Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
You would shame the plans of the poor, but the Lord is his refuge.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.
He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.
But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped.
As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High.