Psalm 90 ©

1 The Psalmist declareth God's providence over Israel; 3 he complaineth of human frailty, 7 divine chastisements, 10 and the shortness of life: 12 he prayeth for a due sense of this, and for the sensible experience of God's good providence.


1A Prayer of Moses the aman of God.


LORD, thou hast been our bdwelling place 2in all generations.


cBefore the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, deven from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.


Thou eturnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.


For fa thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday 3when it is past, and as a watch in the night.


Thou gcarriest them away as with a flood; hthey are as a sleep: in the morning they are ilike grass which 4groweth up.


In jthe morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.


For kwe are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.


Thou lhast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.


For all our days are 5passed away in mthy wrath: we spend our years 6as a tale that is told.


7The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, nyet is their strength labour and sorrow; for oit is soon cut off, and we fly away.


Who pknoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.


So qteach us to number our days, that we may 8apply our hearts unto wisdom.


rReturn, O LORD, how long? and let it srepent thee concerning thy servants.


O tsatisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.


Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.


Let uthy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.


And vlet the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and westablish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.