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 by thine anger, and by 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 spend our years as a tale that is told. 10: The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11: Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 12: So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 13: Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. 14: O satisfy us early with thy mercy; 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 unto their children. 17: And let the beauty 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.