“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.”
“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
“He will not always chide; neither will he keep his anger forever.
“He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
“As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
“For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
“As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
“For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
“But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children.
“To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.”