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90 O Lord, you have always been our home.
or brought the world into being,
you were eternally God,
and will be God for ever.
you change us back to dust.
4* A thousand years to you are like one day;
they are like yesterday, already gone,
like a short hour in the night.
we last no longer than a dream.
We are like weeds that sprout in the morning,
then dry up and die in the evening.
we are terrified by your fury.
our secret sins where you can see them.
it fades away like a whisper.
eighty years, if we are strong;
yet all they bring us is trouble and sorrow;
life is soon over, and we are gone.
Who knows what fear your fury can bring?
so that we may become wise.
Have pity, O Lord, on your servants!
so that we may sing and be glad all our life.
during all our years of misery.
let our descendants see your glorious might.
Give us success in all we do!
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