The seas have lifted up, O LORD,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Torrents of water swept by;
the deep roared and lifted its waves on high.
As for man, his days are like grass,
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting is my life.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
LET US PRAY FOR JAPAN.