0: A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
1: LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2: Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting thou art God.
3: Thou turnest man back to the dust, and sayest, "Turn back, O children of men!"
4: For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
5: Thou dost sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass which is renewed in the morning:
6: in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.
7: For we are consumed by thy anger; by thy wrath we are overwhelmed.
8: Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9: For all our days pass away under thy wrath, our years come to an end like a sigh.
10: The years of our life are threescore and ten, or even by reason of strength fourscore; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.
11: Who considers the power of thy anger, and thy wrath according to the fear of thee?
12: So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13: Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on thy servants!
14: Satisfy us in the morning with thy steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15: Make us glad as many days as thou hast afflicted us, and as many years as we have seen evil.
16: Let thy work be manifest to thy servants, and thy glorious power to their children.
17: Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish thou the work of our hands upon us, yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.