1: Lord, you have been our dwelling place for all generations.
2: Before the mountains were brought forth, before you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
3: You turn man to destruction, saying, "Return, you children of men."
4: For a thousand years in your sight are just like yesterday when it is past, like a watch in the night.
5: You sweep them away as they sleep. In the morning they sprout like new grass.
6: In the morning it sprouts and springs up. By evening, it is withered and dry.
7: For we are consumed in your anger. We are troubled in your wrath.
8: You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9: For all our days have passed away in your wrath. We bring our years to an end as a sigh.
10: The days of our years are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty years; yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for it passes quickly, and we fly away.
11: Who knows the power of your anger, your wrath according to the fear that is due to you?
12: So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
13: Relent, Yahweh! How long? Have compassion on your servants!
14: Satisfy us in the morning with your loving kindness, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15: Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen evil.
16: Let your work appear to your servants; your glory to their children.
17: Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 91