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1 (To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.) Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

2 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.

3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.

7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 61 Bible commentary...

David seeks God upon former experience. (1-4) He vows to serve God. (5-8)

1-4 David begins with prayers and tears, but ends with praise. Thus the soul, being lifted up to God, returns to the enjoyment of itself. Wherever we are, we have liberty to draw near to God, and may find a way open to the throne of grace. And that which separates us from other comforts, should drive us nearer to God, the fountain of all comfort. Though the heart is overwhelmed, yet it may be lifted up to God in prayer. Nay, I will cry unto thee, for by that means it will be supported and relieved. Weeping must quicken praying, and not deaden it. God's power and promise are a rock that is higher than we are. This rock is Christ. On the Divine mercy, as on a rock, David desired to rest his soul; but he was like a ship-wrecked sailor, exposed to the billows at the bottom of a rock too high for him to climb without help. David found that he could not be fixed on the Rock of salvation, unless the Lord placed him upon it. As there is safety in Him, and none in ourselves, let us pray to be led to and fixed upon Christ our Rock. The service of God shall be his constant work and business: all must make it so who expect to find God their shelter and strong tower. The grace of God shall be his constant comfort.

5-8 There is a people in the world that fear God's name. There is a heritage peculiar to that people; present comforts in the soul, earnests of future bliss. Those that fear God have enough in him, and must not complain. We need desire no better heritage than that of those who fear God. Those abide to good purpose in this world, who abide before God, serve him, and walk in his fear; those who do so, shall abide before him for ever. And these words are to be applied to Him of whom the angel said, the Lord shall give unto him the throne of his father David, and of his kingdom there shall be no end, #Lu 1:32|. God's promises, and our faith in them, are not to do away, but to encourage prayer. We need not desire to be better secured than under the protection of God's mercy and truth. And if we partake of that grace and truth which came by Jesus Christ, we may praise him, whatever be our outward circumstances. But renewed experience of God's mercy and truth towards his people in Christ, is the main matter of our joy in him, and our praise unto him.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 61...


Nonyiyke's Psalms Chapter 61 comment on 9/17/2014, 4:08pm...

This chapter of sam 61 has showed me that in time of pain,sorrow the highest solution is JESUS the solid rock of all ages.


Michael Williamson's Psalms Chapter 61 comment on 9/17/2014, 8:12am...

Please help me. I 'm trying to find how to get verse of the day. Mike


Eva Lofton's Psalms Chapter 61 comment on 9/17/2014, 6:09am...

I love god I want to have a devotion word in psalm everyday. Its beautiful. I want more understanding.


Sylvia Majetich's Psalms Chapter 61 comment on 9/16/2014, 10:18pm...

When my heart is overwhelmed,be it sorrow, be it fear, be it worry, I know when I cry out unto my God, my salvation draws near to comfort me. He keeps me in the shelter of His arms.


Nicky's Psalms Chapter 61 comment on 9/16/2014, 7:39am...

There is an inheritance for those who fear God


Rodney A.Barefield's Psalms Chapter 61 comment on 8/25/2014, 10:20pm...

HE is worthy to be praised!!!


M's Psalms Chapter 61 comment on 5/21/2014, 11:17am...

I love this, when my heart is over whelmed, lead me to the ROCK GOD that is higher than I, when ever I read this it just does something to me, when thing get to rough for me all that I have to do is go to the ROCK HIS name is JESUS there refuge and there is power in the name of JESUS


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