Psalm 90

1 Lord, you have been our refuge:
    from one generation to another.
2 Before the mountains were born or the earth and the world were brought to be:
    from eternity to eternity you are God.
3 You turn us back into dust:
    saying 'Return to dust, O children of Adam.'
4 For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday passing:
    or like one watch of the night.
5 You cut them short like a dream:
    like the fresh grass of the morning;
6 In the morning it is green and flourishes:
    at evening it is withered and dried up.
7 And we are consumed by your anger:
    because of your indignation we cease to be.
8 You have brought our iniquities before you:
    and our secret sins to the light of your countenance.
9 Our days decline beneath your wrath:
    and our years pass away like a sigh.
10 The days of our life are three score years and ten, or if we have strength, four score:
    the pride of our labours is but toil and sorrow, for it passes quickly away and we are gone.
11 Who can know the power of your wrath:
    who can know your indignation like those that fear you?
12 Teach us so to number our days:
    that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
13 Relent, O Lord; how long will you be angry?:
    take pity on your servants.
14 O satisfy us early with your mercy:
    that all our days we may rejoice and sing.
15 Give us joy for all the days you have afflicted us:
    for the years we have suffered adversity.
16 Show your servants your work:
    and let their children see your glory.
17 May the gracious favour of the Lord our God be upon us:
    prosper the work of our hands, O prosper the work of our hands!