1: Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place In all generations. 2: Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 3: Thou turnest man to destruction, And sayest, Return, 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: Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: In the morning they are like grass which groweth up. 6: In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; In the evening it is cut down, and withereth. 7: For we are consumed in thine anger, And in thy wrath are we troubled. 8: Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 9: For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: We bring our years to an end as a sigh. 10: The days of our years are threescore 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. 11: Who knoweth the power of thine anger, And thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee? 12: So teach us to number our days, That we may get us a heart of wisdom. 13: Return, O Jehovah; how long? And let it repent thee concerning thy servants. 14: Oh satisfy us in the morning with thy lovingkindness, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 15: Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, And the years wherein we have seen evil. 16: Let thy work appear unto thy servants, And thy glory upon their children. 17: And let the favor 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.