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Psalm 90

(from Day 18 Morning Prayer)

Domine, refugium

  1. LORD, thou hast been our refuge: from one generation to another.
  2. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made: thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
  3. Thou turnest man to destruction: again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
  4. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday: seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
  5. As soon as thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep: and fade away suddenly like the grass.
  6. In the morning it is green, and groweth up: but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
  7. For we consume away in thy displeasure: and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
  8. Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee: and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
  9. For when thou art angry all our days are gone: we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
  10. The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years: yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
  11. But who regardeth the power of thy wrath: for even thereafter as a man feareth, so is thy displeasure.
  12. So teach us to number our days: that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
  13. Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last: and be gracious unto thy servants.
  14. O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon: so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
  15. Comfort us again now after the time that thou hast plagued us: and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
  16. Shew thy servants thy work: and their children thy glory.
  17. And the glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handywork.