“Lead me to the rock
That is higher than I.
You are my refuge.
You are a strong tower
Against the enemy.
Let me live in your tent forever!
Let me find refuge
Under the shelter of your wings!”
David wanted to be led to a high rock. God was his refuge like a strong tower against his enemies. He wanted to live forever in the tent of God. He wanted to find refuge in a shelter under the wings of God. This idea of the wings of God as shelter is quite common. The reference to a tent is probably a reference to the temple which is far away. This section ends with a musical interlude meditative pause, a Selah.