K1  M  1,2. Prayer.
     N  3,4. Confidence.
      O  5. Reason.
     N  6,7. Confidence.
    M  8. Praise.

(A Psalm relating to David and to the true David.)

Psalm 61)

1 Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth (or land) will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed:
Lead me to the rock which will prove higher.

3 For You have been a refuge for me,
And a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in Your tent for ever: (i.e. David's tent on Mount Zion. The Psalm probably refers to Absalom's rebellion)
I will flee for refuge in the secret place of Your wings. Selah. (Connecting the confidence with the only true ground of it. This member of the Psalm)

5 For You, O God, have heard my vows:
You have given me the heritage of those that revere You.

6 You will prolong the king's life:
And his years from generations to generation.
7 He shall remain (un-throned) before God for ever:
O appoint (as in Jonah 1;17) loving-kindness or grace and truth, which may preserve him.

8 So will I sing praise to Your name for ever,
That I may daily perform my vows.

(To the chief Musician for Jeduthun)

(A presenter appointed by David , by name Ethan, afterward called Jeduthun = confession [1 Chron. 15:17-19; 16:41; 25:1-6]. Other Jeduthun Psalms are 38 and 76; in all 3 "vows" find a place.)

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