A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
1 Lord, you have been our dwelling placea
in all generations.
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You turn usb back to dust,
and say, “Turn back, you mortals.”
are like yesterday when it is past,
or like a watch in the night.
like grass that is renewed in the morning;
in the evening it fades and withers.
by your wrath we are overwhelmed.
our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
our years come to an endc like a sigh.
or perhaps eighty, if we are strong;
even then their spand is only toil and trouble;
they are soon gone, and we fly away.
Your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.
that we may gain a wise heart.
Have compassion on your servants!
so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
and as many years as we have seen evil.
and your glorious power to their children.
and prosper for us the work of our hands—
O prosper the work of our hands!
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