But God has brought me to my knees, shortening my life.
So I cry out to you, my God, Father of eternity,
please don’t let me die!
I know my life is not yet finished.
With your hands you once formed the foundations of the earth
and handcrafted the heavens above.
They will all fade away one day like worn-out clothing,
ready to be discarded, but you’ll still be here.
You will replace it all!
Your first creation will be changed,
but you alone will endure, the God of all eternity!
Generation after generation our descendants will live securely,
for you are the one protecting us, keeping us for yourself.