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Wesley's Notes on the Bible
1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
61:2 The end - To which David was driven. Lead me - Convey me into some high and secure fortress.
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
61:4 I will - I shall, I doubt not, be restored to the tabernacle, and worship thee there all my days.
5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
61:5 Heritage - Thou hast granted me this singular mercy, to live in God's land, to enjoy his presence, and to worship in his tabernacle; which is the heritage that all that fear thee, prize and desire above all things.
6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.
61:6 Prolong - The years of my life and reign. Thus he speaks because his kingdom was not like Saul's, but established to him and his heirs; and because Christ, his son and heir, should actually, and in his own person possess the kingdom for ever.
7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
61:7 Abide - In the throne. Before God - Living and ruling as in God's presence, serving God and worshipping him in his tabernacle. Truth - Thy truth in giving me those mercies which thou hast promised, and thy mercy in giving me such further blessings as I needs.
8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.