458. 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 hiss mercies to proclaim.

2 God forgives all your transgressions,
all diseases gently heals;
God redeems you from destruction,
and with you so kindly deals.

3 Far as east from west is distant,
God 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 God's righteousness extend:

5 unto such as keep God's cov’nant
and are steadfast in his way,
unto those who still remember
the commandments and obey.

6 Bless your maker, all you creatures,
ever under God's control,
all throughout his vast dominion
bless the Lord of all, my soul!

Text Information
First Line: O my soul, bless God, the Father
Title: O My Soul, Bless God, the Father
Author: Anonymous
Meter: Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Father and Creator; Forgiveness; God (2 more...)
Source: United Presbyterian Book of Psalms, 1871
Tune Information
Meter: Trochaic
Key: G Major
Source: C. F. Witt's Psalmodia Sacra (1715), alt.
Notes: Alternate key, hymn 441. 16 F in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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