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LIKE A WATCH IN THE NIGHT (PSALM 90)

1. Like a watch in the night,
a thousand years in Your sight
is but a day fleeting by.
How quickly we die!

Like the grass that is new —
springing forth in the dew,
yet soon withered and dry.
How quickly we die!

Relent, O Lord!
How long will it be
before You shed
Your love on me?
Restore our joy
during our remaining days,
be-fore the sleep of death
sweeps us away.

2. How short is our life.
Filled with sorrow, filled with pain —
Lord, the days, the pas-sing years,
they are filled with our tears.

Have mercy, O God.
Lift this weight, lift Your rod,
for we cannot long sustain
all the trials and pain.

Relent, O Lord!
Show compassion once again.
We confess our errors.
We know our sins!
Grant Your Grace, O God.
Hear our mis-'ry, hear our moans.
Shall our dying prayer to You,
be but a groan?

3. How short be our days.
Teach us truth, teach Your way,
that our lives might fulfill
Thy purpose, Thy will.
Thy purpose, Thy will.
Let us do Your will.

 

 

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