New International Reader's Version

Psalm 61

Psalm 61

For the director of music. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments.

God, hear my cry for help.
    Listen to my prayer.

From a place far away I call out to you.
    I call out as my heart gets weaker.
    Lead me to the safety of a rock that is high above me.
You have always kept me safe from my enemies.
    You are like a strong tower to me.

I long to live in your holy tent forever.
    There I find safety in the shadow of your wings.
God, you have heard my promises.
    You have given me what belongs to those who worship you.

Add many days to the king’s life.
    Let him live on and on for many years.
May he always enjoy your blessing as he rules.
    Let your love and truth keep him safe.

Then I will always sing praise to you.
    I will keep my promises day after 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.