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.