1 Lord, You have been our adwelling place in all generations. 2 Before athe mountains were born Or You bgave birth to the earth and the world, Even cfrom everlasting to everlasting, You are God. 3 You aturn man back into dust And say, "Return, O children of men." 4 For aa thousand years in Your sight Are like byesterday when it passes by, Or as a cwatch in the night. 5 You ahave swept them away like a flood, they bfall asleep; In the morning they are like cgrass which sprouts anew. 6 In the morning it aflourishes and sprouts anew; Toward evening it bfades and cwithers away. 7 For we have been aconsumed by Your anger And by Your wrath we have been dismayed. 8 You have aplaced our iniquities before You, Our bsecret sins in the light of Your presence. 9 For aall our days have declined in Your fury; We have finished our years like a sigh. 10 As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, aeighty years, Yet their pride is but blabor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we cfly away. 11 Who understands the apower of Your anger And Your fury, according to the bfear that is due You? 12 So ateach us to number our days, That we may bpresent to You a heart of wisdom. 13 Do areturn, O Lord; bhow long will it be? And be csorry for Your servants. 14 O asatisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, That we may bsing for joy and be glad all our days. 15 aMake us glad according to the days You have afflicted us, And the byears we have seen evil. 16 Let Your awork appear to Your servants And Your bmajesty to their children. 17 Let the afavor of the Lord our God be upon us; And bconfirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.