A song that’s been around for awhile, ancient, brief, but a great deal of surviving truth…
…from a shepherd boy with a sling, grown up with a lyre and a pen, and a crown, serving God and his nation by them all.
To the Chief Musician. On a stringed instrument.[a]A Psalm of David.
1 Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For You have been a shelter for me,
A strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah
5 For You, O God, have heard my vows;
You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
6 You will prolong the king’s life,
His years as many generations.
7 He shall abide before God forever.
Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!
8 So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
That I may daily perform my vows.
(New King James Version, at BibleGateway.com)
…also supplication and prophecy. And that king, and his King, and the throne of David is established, forever.
Video: Psalm 61, Matthew Ward