R.) O Lord, you have been our refuge
from one generation to the next.
Before the mountains were born or the earth or the world brought forth, you are God, without beginning or end. (R.)
You turn men back into dust
and say, “Go back, sons of men.”
To your eyes a thousand years
are like yesterday, come and gone,
no more than a watch in the night. (R.)
Our span is seventy years or eighty for those who are strong. And most of these are emptiness and pain. They pass swiftly and we are gone. (R.)
In the morning, fill us with your love;
we shall exult and rejoice all our days.
Show forth your work to your servants; let your glory shine on their children. (R.)