Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. (a) From the place where I was banished, being driven out of the city and temple by my son Absalom. Commentary on Psalm 61:5-8 (Read Psalm 61:5-8) There is a people in the world that fear God's name. The neck is the strength of the soul; it is well likened to the tower of David, because all the strength of the soul is in God, who is the house of Jesus Christ and of David. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. He has suffered thus, partly from a certain obscurity in his style of writing, partly from the difficulty of the thoughts which he attempted to convey. It is healthy to grieve, but it is not healthy to wallow endlessly, assuming there is no hope. David is recognized as the author of this psalm, and he frequently found himself in situations where the entire world was against him. The King James Version is in the public domain. Psalm 61:2 Choose a Background KJV: 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. When you reach the lowest point, know that your mourning is not worthless. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. 3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. King James Version (KJV) Bible Book List. Psalms 61:2-4 KJV. The cry of David’s heart can be a guidepost for us in times of weariness and sadness. But there are other reasons for the comparative neglect into which he has fallen. It is important not to make light of the deep struggles others may go through by comparing your pain, however legitimate, with theirs. We have all been tired or run down by life, but there are certain times where it seems the entire world is against us. Hilary of Poitiers—The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers, PsalmsThe piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. The first verse of this psalm is a broken cry to God, asking Him to hear our prayers to Him. Psalms 61:2 - KJV - From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,... Study verse in the King James Version Psalm 61 - [[To the chief Musician upon Neginah, [A Psalm] of David.]] Read verse in King James Version God wants to hear the deepest cries of your heart at all times, and if your heart is only capable of producing tears, God will take that honesty. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. And it seems like they all happen at once – when you assess your life and think you can stay steady under this new tension, another weight is dropped on your shoulders. They petition God to protect the king as he rules over them and ask God to watch over him in love and faithfulness. "I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. ... Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 61:2 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "LEAD ME TO THE ROCK" I. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. (5-8) Verses 1-4 David begins with prayers and tears, but ends with praise. David asks God to lead him to safety in the midst of seemingly unending tragedy. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. The next time your heart seems overwhelmed, try turning to God in worship. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers. 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. I shall, I doubt not, … But there are other reasons for the comparative neglect into which he has fallen. 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