1 Lord, thro' all the generations
Of the children of our race,
In our fears and tribulations,
Thou hast been our dwelling-place.
Ere the vast and wide creation
By Thy word was cased to be,
Or the mountains held their station,
Thou art God eternally.
2 Each succeeding generation
At Thy mighty word appears;
Thou dost count in time's duration
One day as a thousand years.
Death, with swift and sudden warning,
Calls us from life's dream away,
Like the grass, green in the morning,
Withered ere the close of day.
3 In Thy wrath our spirits languish,
Sinful 'neath Thy searching eye;
All our days are passed in anguish,
In Thy wrath we pine and id.
Threescore years and ten we tarry,
Fourscore years the strong may stay,
Long the load of grief to carry,
Till at last we fly away.
4 Who can weigh Thy just displeasure,
Who can fear Thee as he ought?
Teach us now our days to measure
And to wisdom turn our thought.
Lord, return, regard our sadness;
with Thy servants now abide;
Fill our days with joy and gladness,
With Thy mercy satisfied.
5 Long the clouds of evil lower;
Bless us now with gladsome days;
Let Thy servants see Thy power,
Let their children learn Thy praise.
On us let the grace and beauty
Of the Lord our God remain,
Strengthen us for noble duty
That our work be not in vain.
Display Title: Lord, Through All the GenerationsFirst Line: Lord, through all the generationsTune Title: EMMELAR (RICHARDS)Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.Scripture: Psalm 90Date: 1976Subject: Brevity And Frailty Of Life | ; Day Of Prayer | ; Eternity, God'S | ; Funerals | ; Good Works | ; Immutability, God'S | ; Man | ; Old Year | ; Work, Christian |
Display Title: Lord, Through All the GenerationsFirst Line: Lord, through all the generationsTune Title: EMMELARAuthor: AnonymousMeter: 87.87 DSource: From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 244
Display Title: The Cry of the MortalFirst Line: Lord, thro' all the generationsTune Title: ARMSTRONGMeter: 8s and 7sScripture: Psalm 90Date: 1912Subject: Afflictions | For sin; Afflictions | From God; Afflictions | Prayer in; Anger of God | Deprecated; Anger of God | Fearful; Anger of God | Righteous; Bereavement | ; Christian Activity | ; Danger of Delay | ; Death | At Hand; Death | Deprecated; God | Attributes of; God | Eternity of ; God | Hearer of Prayer; God | Immutability of; God | Infinity of; Grace | Growth in; Grace | Quickening; Grace | Redeeming; Life | Brevity and Uncertainty of; Life | Sorrowful and Vain; Man | Mortal and Frail; Mercy of God | Prayer for; Old Age | ; Parents and Children | ; Prayer | Intercession in; Sickness | From God