BOOK 4 PSALM 90 God’s Eternity and Man’s Transitoriness. A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. 90 1Lord, You have been our [D]dwelling place in all generations. 2Before the mountains were born [E]Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. 3You turn man back into dust And say, “Return, O children of men.” 4For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, [F]Or as a watch in the night. 5You have [G]swept them away like a flood, they [H]fall asleep; In the morning they are like grass which [I]sprouts anew. 6In the morning it flourishes and [J]sprouts anew; Toward evening it fades and withers away. 7For we have been consumed by Your anger And by Your wrath we have been [K]dismayed. 8You have placed our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your presence. 9For all our days have declined in Your fury; We have finished our years like a [L]sigh. 10As for the days of our [M]life, [N]they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. 11Who [O]understands the power of Your anger And Your fury, according to the fear [P]that is due You? 12So teach us to number our days, That we may [Q]present to You a heart of wisdom. 13Do return, O Lord; how long will it be? And [R]be sorry for Your servants. 14O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. 15Make us glad [S]according to the days You have afflicted us, And the years we have seen [T]evil. 16Let Your work appear to Your servants And Your majesty [U]to their children. 17Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And [V]confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, [W]confirm the work of our hands.
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