From Everlasting to Everlasting
Lord, a You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
b Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
You turn man to destruction,
And say, c "Return, O children of men."
d For a thousand years in Your sight
Are like yesterday when it is past,
And like a watch in the night.
You carry them away like a flood;
e They are like a sleep.
In the morning f they are like grass which grows up:
In the morning it flourishes and grows up;
In the evening it is cut down and withers.
For we have been consumed by Your anger,
And by Your wrath we are terrified.
g You have set our iniquities before You,
Our h secret sins in the light of Your countenance.
For all our days have passed away in Your wrath;
We finish our years like a sigh.
The days of our lives are seventy years;
And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Who knows the power of Your anger?
For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath.
i So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Return, O LORD!
And j have compassion on Your servants.
Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
k That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us,
The years in which we have seen evil.
Let l Your work appear to Your servants,
And Your glory to their children.
m And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us,
And n establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, 'Destroy!
"Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone."'
Are you the first man who was born? Or were you made before the hills?
Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills, I was brought forth.
While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, Or the primal dust of the world.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.
If He should set His heart on it, If He should gather to Himself His Spirit and His breath.
All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust.
2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
As a dream when one awakes, So, Lord, when You awake, You shall despise their image.
The voice said, "Cry out!" And he said, "What shall I cry?" "All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes.
For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity hidden from My eyes.
Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.
For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.
Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end!
LORD, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am.
Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, 'He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your people.
For the LORD will judge His people And have compassion on His servants, When He sees that their power is gone, And there is no one remaining, bond or free.
Will You not revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
O LORD, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.
One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.
LORD, You will establish peace for us, For You have also done all our works in us.