God’s Eternity and Man’s Transitoriness.
A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
1Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2Before the mountains were born,
3Thou dost turn man back into dust,
4For a thousand years in Thy sight
5Thou hast swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep;
6In the morning it flourishes, and sprouts anew;
7For we have been consumed by Thine anger,
8Thou hast placed our iniquities before Thee,
9For all our days have declined in Thy fury;
10As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,
11Who understands the power of Thine anger,
12So teach us to number our days,
13Do return, O LORD; how long will it be?
14O satisfy us in the morning with Thy lovingkindness,
15Make us glad according to the days Thou hast afflicted us,
16Let Thy work appear to Thy servants,
17And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;