Psalms 102 (asv)
And let my cry come unto thee.
102:2Hide not thy face from me in the day of my distress:
Incline thine ear unto me;
In the day when I call answer me speedily.
102:3For my days consume away like smoke,
And my bones are burned as a firebrand.
102:4My heart is smitten like grass, and withered;
102:5By reason of the voice of my groaning
My bones cleave to my flesh.
I am become as an owl of the waste places.
102:7I watch, and am become like a sparrow
That is alone upon the house-top.
102:8Mine enemies reproach me all the day;
They that are mad against me do curse by me.
102:9For I have eaten ashes like bread,
And mingled my drink with weeping,
102:10Because of thine indignation and thy wrath:
For thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.
102:11My days are like a shadow that declineth;
And I am withered like grass.
And thy memorial name unto all generations.
For it is time to have pity upon her,
Yea, the set time is come.
102:14For thy servants take pleasure in her stones,
And have pity upon her dust.
He hath appeared in his glory.
102:17He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute,
And hath not despised their prayer.
102:18This shall be written for the generation to come;
102:19For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary;
102:20To hear the sighing of the prisoner;
To loose those that are appointed to death;
102:22When the peoples are gathered together,
And the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.
He shortened my days.
102:24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days:
Thy years are throughout all generations.
And the heavens are the work of thy hands.
102:26They shall perish, but thou shalt endure;
As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
102:27But thou art the same,
And thy years shall have no end.
102:28The children of thy servants shall continue,
And their seed shall be established before thee.