61:2 From a the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock [that] is b higher than I.
(a) From the place where I was banished, being
driven out of the city and temple by my son Absalom.
(b) To which without your help I cannot attain.
thou, O God, c hast heard my vows: thou
hast given [me] the heritage of those that fear thy name.
(c) There is nothing that strengthens our faith
more than the memory of God's help in times past.
61:6 Thou wilt prolong the king's d
life: [and] his years as many generations.
(d) This chiefly refers to Christ, who lives
eternally not only in himself but also in his members.
61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare e
mercy and truth, [which] may preserve him.
(e) For the stability of my kingdom stands in
your mercy and truth.