1: Lord, you have been our resting-place in all generations. 2: Before the mountains were made, before you had given birth to the earth and the world, before time was, and for ever, you are God. 3: You send man back to his dust; and say, Go back, you children of men. 4: For to you a thousand years are no more than yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night. 5: ... 6: In the morning it is green; in the evening it is cut down, and becomes dry. 7: We are burned up by the heat of your passion, and troubled by your wrath. 8: You have put our evil doings before you, our secret sins in the light of your face. 9: For all our days have gone by in your wrath; our years come to an end like a breath. 10: The measure of our life is seventy years; and if through strength it may be eighty years, its pride is only trouble and sorrow, for it comes to an end and we are quickly gone. 11: Who has knowledge of the power of your wrath, or who takes note of the weight of your passion? 12: So give us knowledge of the number of our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom. 13: Come back, O Lord; how long? let your purpose for your servants be changed. 14: In the morning give us your mercy in full measure; so that we may have joy and delight all our days. 15: Make us glad in reward for the days of our sorrow, and for the years in which we have seen evil. 16: Make your work clear to your servants, and your glory to their children. 17: Let the pleasure of the Lord our God be on us: O Lord, give strength to the work of our hands.