God lives for ever!
you have always been a safe home for us.
and before you made the world,
you were already there, as God.
You have no beginning and no end.
You say, ‘Become dust again, you people.’
They pass as quickly as a day for you,
or just a few hours in the night.
as a dream finishes when you wake up.
People are like grass that appears in the morning.
By the evening,
it becomes dry and it dies.
and we become very afraid.
You even see the sins that we have tried to hide.
Then our lives end in a short
or maybe 80 years if we are strong enough.
Yet, even in the best years of our lives,
we have trouble and pain.
Our lives quickly pass,
and we hurry towards death.
It is your anger that causes people to be afraid of you.
Then we will be
How long will you be angry with us?
Please be kind to us, your servants!
Then we will sing with
and we will be happy for as long as we live.
Now, please make us happy
for as many years as you have given us pain.
so that we, your servants, see them!
Let our children see that you rule as King!
May everything that we do go well!
Yes, may everything go well!