E’re God Gave Birth to Earth (Psalm 90)

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E’re mountains were brought forth, and e’re God gave birth to earth,

there has been but one dwelling where humankind is nursed.

Time’s nothing, space a figment; they’re in a flowing stream.

Each flourishes and fades just like a brief and passing dream.


In light divine our secrets and sin are evident.

God’s anger in response surely seems fair recompense.

Though many live to seventy, some make it full four-score.

It’s soon enough years fly away and we are seen no more. 


We trust God’s love is steadfast; God’s anger we ignore.

Though grateful for our days, we’re still greedy and want more.

So teach us how to count them, that wisdom we may gain,

and satisfy us daily, and free us from our pain.


We need to see your work, God; our children know your power.

O rest your favor on us, in ev’ry day and hour.

May labor of our hearts and hands not merely disappear.

Please prosper it to generations far and also near. 


Photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash

Tune: Thornbury

Score: https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/Score_PDF/ThyHandOGod-Thornbury.pdf

Source:  Psalm 90

Text: © David Alexander, 2020

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