- A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations.
- Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
- Thou turnest man to contrition;
and sayest: "Return, ye children of men."
- For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
- Thou carriest them away as with a flood;
they are as a sleep;
in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
- In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up;
in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
- For we are consumed in Thine anger, and by Thy wrath are we hurried away.
- Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee, our secret sins in the light of Thy countenance.
- For all our days are passed away in Thy wrath;
we bring our years to an end as a tale that is told.
- The days of our years are threescore years and ten, or even by reason of strength fourscore years;
yet is their pride but travail and vanity;
for it is speedily gone, and we fly away.
- Who knoweth the power of Thine anger, and Thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto Thee?
- So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.
- Return, O LORD;
And let it repent Thee concerning Thy servants.
- O satisfy us in the morning with Thy mercy;
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
- Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afflicted us, according to the years wherein we have seen evil.
- Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory upon their children.
- And let the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us;
establish Thou also upon us the work of our hands;
yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.