1 Lord, you have been our dwelling placex
throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were borny
or you brought forth the whole world,
saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”b
are like a day that has just gone by,
or like a watch in the night.c
5 Yet you sweep people awayd in the sleep of death—
they are like the new grass of the morning:
but by evening it is dry and withered.e
and terrified by your indignation.
we finish our years with a moan.h
10 Our days may come to seventy years,i
or eighty,j if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,k
for they quickly pass, and we fly away.l
12 Teach us to number our days,o
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.p
13 Relent, Lord! How longq will it be?
Have compassion on your servants.r
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
your splendor to their children.w
17 May the favora of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.x
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