A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,27 or ever thou hadst formed34 the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God.
Thou turnest55 man to destruction; and sayest,4 Return,3 ye children of men.
For a thousand years in thy sight [are but] as yesterday 3117 when it is past,4 and [as] a watch in the night.
Thou carriest them away as with a flood;1 they are [as] a sleep: in the morning [they are] like grass [which] groweth up.4
In the morning it flourisheth,55 and groweth up;1 in the evening it is cut down,34 and withereth.1
For we are consumed1 by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.8
Thou hast set1 our iniquities before thee, our secret7 [sins] in the light of thy countenance.
For all our days are passed away1 in thy wrath: we spend14 our years as a tale [that is told].
The days of our years [are] threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength [they be] fourscore years, yet [is] their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off,1 and we fly away.4
Who knoweth6 the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, [so is] thy wrath.
So teach54 [us] to number2 our days, that we may apply55 [our] hearts unto wisdom.
Return,3 O LORD, how long? and let it repent10 thee concerning thy servants.
O satisfy16 us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice17 and be glad4 all our days.
Make us glad16 according to the days [wherein] thou hast afflicted14 us, [and] the years [wherein] we have seen1 evil.
Let thy work appear11 unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish33 thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish33 thou it.