102 zHear my prayer, O Lord;
let my cry acome to you!
2 bDo not hide your face from me
in cthe day of my distress!
dIncline your ear to me;
3 For my days gpass away like smoke,
and my hbones burn like a furnace.
I kforget to eat my bread.
my lbones cling to my flesh.
6 I am like ma desert owl of the wilderness,
like an owl1 of the waste places;
7 I nlie awake;
and qmingle tears with my drink,
11 My days are like tan evening shadow;
I jwither away like grass.
12 But you, O Lord, are uenthroned forever;
you vare remembered throughout all generations.
ythe appointed time has come.
14 For your servants hold her zstones dear
15 Nations will afear the name of the Lord,
and all bthe kings of the earth will fear your glory.
16 For the Lord cbuilds up Zion;
he dappears in his glory;
17 he eregards the prayer of the destitute
so that ha people yet to be created may praise the Lord:
19 that he ilooked down from his holy height;
20 to hear jthe groans of the prisoners,
to set free kthose who were doomed to die,
21 that they may ldeclare in Zion the name of the Lord,
22 when mpeoples gather together,
he nhas shortened my days.
24 “O my God,” oI say, “take me not away
pyou whose years endure
25 qOf old you laid the foundation of the earth,
and rthe heavens are the work of your hands.
27 but uyou are the same, and your years have no end.
xtheir offspring shall be established before you.
 102:6 The precise identity of these birds is uncertain