Psalm 90

O Lord, the Savior and defense

Tune: KISHON
Published in 24 hymnals

Full Text

1 O Lord, the Saviour and Defence
of us thy chosen Race,
From Age to Age Thou still hast been
our sure abiding Place.
2 Before Thou brought'st the Mountains forth,
or th' Earth and World didst frame,
Thou always wert the mighty God,
and ever art the same.

3 Thou turnest Man, O Lord, to Dust,
of which he first was made;
And when Thou speak'st the Word, Return,
'tis instantly obey'd.
4 For in thy Sight a thousand Years
are like a Day that's past,
Or like a Watch in Dead of Night,
whose Hours unminded waste.

5 Thou sweep'st us off as with a Flood,
we vanish hence like Dreams;
At first we grow like Grass that feels
the Sun's reviving Beams:
6 But howsoever fresh and fair
its Morning Beauty shows;
'Tis all cut down and wither'd quite
before the Evening close.

7,8 We by thine Anger are consum'd,
and by thy Wrath dismay'd;
Our publick Crimes and secret Sins
before thy Sight are laid.
9 Beneath thy Anger's sad Effects
our drooping Days we spend;
Our unregarded Years break off,
like Tales that quickly end.

10 Our Term of Time is seventy Years,
an Age that few survive;
But if, with more than common Strength,
to eighty we arrive;
Yet then our boasted Strength decays,
to Sorrow turn'd and Pain;
So soon the slender Thread is cut,
and we no more remain.

Part II

11 But who thy Anger's dread Effects
does, as he ought, revere?
And yet thy Wrath does fall or rise,
as more or less we fear.
12 So teach us, Lord, th' uncertain Sum
of our short Days to mind,
That to true Wisdom all our Hearts
may ever be inclin'd.

13 O to thy Servants, Lord, return,
and speedily relent!
As we of our Misdeeds, do Thou
of our just Doom repent.
14 To satisfy and chear our Souls,
thy early Mercy send;
That we may all our Days to come,
in Joy and Comfort spend.

15 Let happy Times with large Amends
dry up our former Tears,
Or equal at the least the Term
of our afflicted Years.
16 To all thy Servants, Lord, let this
thy wond'rous Work be known,
And to our Offspring yet unborn,
thy glorious Pow'r be shown.

17 Let thy bright Rays upon us shine,
give Thou our Work Success;
The glorious Work we have in Hand
do Thou vouchsafe to bless.



Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XC

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, the Savior and defense
Title: Psalm 90
Source: Tate & Brady
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.XCaPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #539Page Scan
A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XCTextPage Scan
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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #22bPage Scan
Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #128cPage Scan
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Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #329Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P90cPage Scan
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The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P90ePage Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S69.IPage Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #T31Page Scan
The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #XC.IPage Scan



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