P65. Psalm 61: O God, give ear unto my cry

1 O God, give ear unto my cry;
unto my pray’r attend.
From th’ utmost corner of the land
my cry to thee I’ll send.

2 What time my heart is overwhelm’d,
and in perplexity,
Do thou me lead unto the Rock
that higher is than I.

3 For thou hast for my refuge been
a shelter by thy pow’r;
And for defence against my foes
thou hast been a strong tow’r.

4 Within thy tabernacle I
for ever will abide;
And under covert of thy wings
with confidence me hide.

5 For thou the vows that I did make,
O Lord my God, didst hear:
Thou hast giv’n me the heritage
of those thy name that fear.

6 A life prolong’d for many days
thou to the king shalt give;
Like many generations be
the years which he shall live.

7 He in God’s presence his abode
for evermore shall have:
O do thou truth and mercy both
prepare, that may him save.

8 And so will I perpetually
sing praise unto thy name;
That having made my vows, I may
each day perform the same.

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First Line: O God, give ear unto my cry
Title: Psalm 61: O God, give ear unto my cry
Publication Date: 1800
Meter: 8,6,8,6
Scripture: Psalm 61
Language: English
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