5191. O My Soul, Bless God the Father

1. O my soul, bless God the Father;
All within me bless His name;
Bless the Father, and forget not
All His mercies to proclaim.

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

Text Information
First Line: O my soul, bless God the Father
Title: O My Soul, Bless God the Father
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: United Presbyterian Book of Psalms, 1871
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Christian Friedrich Witt, 1600-1716
Adapter: Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett, 1805-1876
Meter: 87.87
Incipit: 55113 15564 25333
Key: G Major
Source: Psalmodia Sacra (Gotha, Germany: 1715)
Copyright: Public Domain

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