1 [To the Chief Musician upon Neginah. A Psalm of David.] Hear my cry, O God. Attend to my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth I will cry to you when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I am.
3 For you have been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in your tabernacle forever. I will trust in the covert of your wings. [Selah.]
5 For you, O God, have heard my vows. You have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
6 You will prolong the king's life. His years shall be as many generations.
7 He shall abide before God forever. O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
8 So I will sing praise to your name forever when I daily perform my vows.
John Calvin's Chapter Summary:
This psalm begins with prayer, or, at any rate, with the brief record of a prayer, which David had preferred to God in a season of deep distress. It is chiefly occupied, however, with the praises of God, expressing his thankfulness for a miraculous deliverance which he had experienced from some imminent danger, and for his establishment upon the throne.