Psalm 90.1–6, 13–17
1 Lord, you have been our refuge:
from one generation to another.
2 Before the mountains were born
or the earth and the world were brought to be:
from eternity to eternity you are God.
3 You turn us back into dust:
saying ‘Return to dust, O children of Adam.’
4 For a thousand years in your sight
are like yesterday passing:
or like one watch of the night.
5 You cut them short like a dream:
like the fresh grass of the morning;
6 In the morning it is green and flourishes:
at evening it is withered and dried up.
13 Relent, O Lord; how long will you be angry?:
take pity on your servants.
14 O satisfy us early with your mercy:
that all our days we may rejoice and sing.
15 Give us joy for all the days you have afflicted us:
for the years we have suffered adversity.
16 Show your servants your work:
and let their children see your glory.
17 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!