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Psalm 90

Lord, you have been our refuge :
 from one generation to another.
Before the mountains were born
   or the earth and the world were brought to be :
 from eternity to eternity you are God.
You turn man back into dust :
 saying ‘Return to dust, you sons of Adam.’
For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday passing :
 or like one watch of the night.
You cut them short like a dream :
 like the fresh grass of the morning;
In the morning it is green and flourishes :
 at evening it is withered and dried up.
And we are consumed by your anger :
 because of your indignation we cease to be.
You have brought our iniquities before you :
 and our secret sins to the light of your countenance.
Our days decline beneath your wrath :
 and our years pass away like a sigh.
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.
Who can know the power of your wrath :
 who can know your indignation like those that fear you?
Teach us so to number our days :
 that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
Relent, O Lord; how long will you be angry? :
 take pity on your servants.
O satisfy us early with your mercy :
 that all our days we may rejoice and sing.
Give us joy for all the days you have afflicted us :
 for the years we have suffered adversity.
Show your servants your work :
 and let their children see your glory.
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!

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