The Message

Psalm 61

A David Psalm

11-2 God, listen to me shout,
    bend an ear to my prayer.
When I’m far from anywhere,
    down to my last gasp,
I call out, “Guide me
    up High Rock Mountain!”

3-5 You’ve always given me breathing room,
    a place to get away from it all,
A lifetime pass to your safe-house,
    an open invitation as your guest.
You’ve always taken me seriously, God,
    made me welcome among those who know and love you.

6-8 Let the days of the king add up
    to years and years of good rule.
Set his throne in the full light of God;
    post Steady Love and Good Faith as lookouts,
And I’ll be the poet who sings your glory—
    and live what I sing every day.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 61

Banbɔ mpaebɔ

1Tie me sufrɛ, O Onyankopɔn; tie me mpaebɔ! Abasamtu ne akyirikyiri a mifi na mede aba wo nkyɛn yi! Fa me, na fa me sie yiye efisɛ, wone me gyefo, ogyefo dennen a ogyina tia m’atamfo. Ma mentena wo Kronkron mu Kronkron hɔ me nkwa nna nyinaa. Ma me guankɔbea wɔ wo ntaban ase hɔ. Woate me bɔhyɛ, O Onyankopɔn, na woama me nea ɛfata sɛ wode ma wɔn a wɔhyɛ wo anuonyam.

To ɔhene nna mu bebree; ma ɔntena ase daa daa. Ma onni hene daa daa wɔ w’anim. O Onyankopɔn, fa daa dɔ a wowɔ no ne wo gyidi bɔ ne ho ban. Enti daa mɛto ayeyi nnwom ama wo bere a daa mema wo nea mahyɛ wo ho bɔ no.