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Psalm 61

(from Day 11 Evening Prayer)

Exaudi, Deus

  1. HEAR my crying, O God: give ear unto my prayer.
  2. From the ends of the earth will I call upon thee: when my heart is in heaviness.
  3. O set me up upon the rock that is higher than I: for thou hast been my hope, and a strong tower for me against the enemy.
  4. I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever: and my trust shall be under the covering of thy wings.
  5. For thou, O Lord, hast heard my desires: and hast given an heritage unto those that fear thy Name.
  6. Thou shalt grant the King a long life: that his years may endure throughout all generations.
  7. He shall dwell before God for ever: O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him.
  8. So will I always sing praise unto thy Name: that I may daily perform my vows.