Lord, you have been our refuge through all generations.
Before the mountains were born, the earth and the world brought forth,
from eternity to eternity you are God.
A thousand years in your eyes are merely a yesterday.
But humans you return to dust, saying, “Return, you mortals!”
Before a watch passes in the night, you have brought them to their end;
They disappear like sleep at dawn; they are like grass that dies.
It sprouts green in the morning; by evening it is dry and withered.