Bless the Lord, O my soul.@Psalm 103:1

Words: From the Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Book of Psalms, 1871.

Music: Stutt­gart Chris­tian F. Witt, Psal­mo­dia Sac­ra (Go­tha, Ger­ma­ny: 1715). Adapt­ed by Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett (1805–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry J. Gauntlett
(1805–1876)
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O my soul, bless God the Father;
All within me bless His name;
Bless the Father, and forget not
All His mercies to proclaim.

Who forgives all your transgressions,
Your diseases all who heals;
Who redeems you from destruction,
Who with you so kindly deals.

Far as east from west is distant,
He has put away our sin;
Like the pity of a father
Has the Lord’s compassion been.

As it was without beginning,
So it lasts without an end;
To their children’s children ever
Shall His righteousness extend.

Unto such as keep His covenant
And are steadfast in His way;
Unto those who still remember
His commandments, and obey.

Bless the Father, all His creatures,
Ever under His control,
All throughout His vast dominion;
Bless the Father, O my soul.