Domine, refugium.

LORD, thou hast | been our refuge,

* from one gener- | -ation to another.

2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the | world were made,

* thou art God from everlasting, and | world without end.

3 Thou turnest man | to destruction;

* again thou sayest, Come a- | -gain, ye •children• of men.

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when | it is past,

* and as a | watch in the night.

5 As soon as thou scatterest them they are even | as a sleep;

* and fade away | sudden•ly like the grass.

6 In the morning it is green, and | groweth up;

* but in the evening it is cut down, | dried up, and withered.

7 For we consume away in | thy displeasure,

* and are afraid at thy | wrathful indignation.

8 Thou hast set our mis- | -deeds before thee;

* and our secret sins in the | light of thy countenance.

9 For when thou art angry all our | days are gone:

* we bring our years to an end, as it were a | tale that is told.

10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to | fourscore years,

* yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it a- | -way, and we are gone.

11 But who regardeth the power | of thy wrath?

* or feareth a- | -right thy indignation?

12 So teach us to | number• our days,

* that we may apply our | hearts unto wisdom.

13 Turn thee again, O LORD, | at the last,

* and be | gracious •unto• thy servants.

14 O satisfy us with thy mercy, and | that soon:

* so shall we rejoice and be glad all the | days of our life.

15 Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast | plagued us;

* and for the years wherein | we have •suffered• adversity.

16 Show thy | servants• thy work,

* and their | children thy glory.

17 And the glorious majesty of the LORD our God | be upon us:

* prosper thou the work of our hands upon us; O prosper | thou our handy-work.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.