A prayer of Moses, the man of the true God.+
90 O Jehovah, you have been our dwelling place*+ throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born
Or you brought forth* the earth and the productive land,+
From everlasting to everlasting,* you are God.+
3 You make mortal man return to dust;
You say: “Return, you sons of men.”+
4 For a thousand years are in your eyes just as yesterday when it is past,+
Just as a watch during the night.
5 You sweep them away;+ they become like mere sleep;
In the morning they are like grass that sprouts.+
6 In the morning it blossoms and is renewed,
But by evening it withers and dries up.+
7 For we are consumed by your anger+
And terrified by your rage.
8 You place our errors in front of you;*+
Our secrets are exposed by the light of your face.+
9 Our days ebb* away because of your fury;
And our years come to an end like a whisper.*
10 The span of our life is 70 years,
Or 80+ if one is especially strong.*
But they are filled with trouble and sorrow;
They quickly pass by, and away we fly.+
11 Who can fathom the power of your anger?
Your fury is as great as the fear you deserve.+
12 Teach us how to count our days+
So that we may acquire a heart of wisdom.
13 Return, O Jehovah!+ How long will this last?+
Have pity on your servants.+
14 Satisfy us with your loyal love+ in the morning,
So that we may shout joyfully and rejoice+ during all our days.
15 Make us rejoice in proportion to the days you have afflicted us,+
For as many years as we have experienced calamity.+
16 May your servants see your activity,
And may their sons see your splendor.+
17 May the favor of Jehovah our God be upon us;
May you prosper* the work of our hands.
Yes, prosper* the work of our hands.+