| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Gods Eternity and Mans Transitoriness|
|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 1 formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
| ||Thou turnest man to destruction, 2|
And sayest, Return, ye children of men.
| ||For a thousand years in thy sight|
Are but as yesterday when 3 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 in thy wrath are we troubled.
| ||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 4 sigh.
| ||The days of our years are three-score years and ten,|
Or even by reason of strength fourscore years;
Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow;
For it is soon 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 Jehovah; how long?|
And let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
| ||Oh satisfy us in the morning with thy lovingkindness,|
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
| ||Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us,|
And the years wherein we have seen evil.
| ||Let thy work appear unto thy servants,|
And thy glory upon their children.
| ||And let the favor 5 of the Lord our God be upon us;|
And establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.