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Psalm 90 (Selections)

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FuneralChaplain's note: This passage contains the familiar King James Text, "The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years...."  This passage also forms the basis for the Chris Rice song Life Means So Much:  "Teach us to count the days, teach us to make the days count."

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
       throughout all generations.

2 Before the mountains were born
       or you brought forth the earth and the world,
       from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

  3 You turn men back to dust,
       saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."

 4 For a thousand years in your sight
       are like a day that has just gone by,
       or like a watch in the night.

 5 You sweep men away in the sleep of death;
       they are like the new grass of the morning-

 6 though in the morning it springs up new,
       by evening it is dry and withered.

 10 The length of our days is seventy years—
       or eighty, if we have the strength;
       yet their span is but trouble and sorrow,
       for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

 12 Teach us to number our days aright,
       that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

 13 Relent, O LORD! How long will it be?
       Have compassion on your servants.

 16 May your deeds be shown to your servants,
       your splendor to their children.

 17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
       establish the work of our hands for us—
       yes, establish the work of our hands.

 

 


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