1 Lord, thou hast been our habitation from

generation to generation.

2 Before the mountains were made, and

before thou hadst formed the earth, and the

world, even from everlasting to everlasting

thou art our God.

3 Thou turnest man to destruction: again

thou sayest, Return ye sons of Adam.

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are as yesterday

when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

5 Thou hast overflowed them, they are as a sleep,

in the morning he groweth like the grass:

6 In the morning it flourisheth and groweth, but

in the evening it is cut down and withereth.

7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by

thy wrath are we troubled.

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, and

our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

9 For all our days are past in thine anger: we have

spent our years as a thought.

10 The time of our life is threescore years and

ten, and if they be of strength, fourscore years: yet

their strength is but labor and sorrow: for it is cut

off quickly, and we flee away.

11 Who knoweth the power of thy wrath? for

according to thy fear is thine anger.

12 Teach us so to number our days, that we may

apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Return (O Lord, how long?) and be pacified

toward thy servants.

14 Fill us with thy mercy in the morning: so shall

we rejoice and be glad all our days?

15 Comfort us according to the days that thou

hast afflicted us, and according to the years that we

have seen evil.

16 Let thy work be seen toward thy servants, and

thy glory upon their children.

17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be

upon us, and direct thou the work of our hands

upon us, even direct the work of our hands.

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