Psalm 61:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. [A Psalm] of David.} Hear, O God, my cry; attend unto my prayer.

World English Bible
Hear my cry, God. Listen to my prayer.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer, on stringed instruments. -- By David. Hear, O God, my loud cry, attend to my prayer.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hear my cry, O God - In the midst of a long and painful captivity, oppressed with suffering, encompassed with cruel enemies and isolent masters, I address my humble prayer to Thee, O my God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

(Title.) {Neginah} Instead of {neginath}, many MSS have {neginoth} and two MSS supply {mizmor}, `a psalm.' Some suppose this Psalm was composed when David was driven by Absalom's rebellion beyond Jordan, and from the sanctuary of God.

Psalm 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Psalm 6:1 O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

Psalm 54:1 Save me, O God, by your name, and judge me by your strength.

Psalm 55:1 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication.

Hear

Psalm 5:1-3 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation...

Psalm 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.

Psalm 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy oracle.

Psalm 55:1,2 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication...

Psalm 130:2 Lord, hear my voice: let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Library
December 15. "When My Heart is Overwhelmed Lead Me to the Rock that is Higher than I" (Ps. Lxi. 2).
"When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the Rock that is higher than I" (Ps. lxi. 2). The end of self is the beginning of God. "When the tale of bricks is doubled then comes Moses." That is the old Hebrew way of putting it. "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." That is the proverbial expression of it. "When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I." That is David's way of expressing it. "We have no might against this company, neither know we what to do." No might, no
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Thy Neck is Like the Tower of David, Builded with Bulwarks; a Thousand Shields Hang Upon It, all the Armor of Mighty Men.
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 this great King insists in many places in the Psalms, that God alone is his support, his refuge, his defence, and, above all, his strong tower (Psalm 61), The bulwarks that surround it are the total abandonment the soul has made of itself to God. Trust, faith and hope have fortified it in its abandonment; the weaker it is
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

Cross References
Psalm 17:1
A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.

Psalm 27:7
Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.

Psalm 55:1
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;

Psalm 64:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

Psalm 86:6
Hear my prayer, LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.

Psalm 102:1
A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the LORD. Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you.

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