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4. Bless, O My Soul, the Living God

1. Bless, O my soul, the living God,
Call home thy thoughts that rove abroad,
Let all the pow'rs within me join
In work and worship so divine,
In work and worship so divine.

2. Bless, O my soul, the God of grace;
His favours claim thy highest praise:
Why should the wonders He hath wrought
Be lost in silence and forgot,
Be lost in silence and forgot?

3. ’Tis he, my soul, that sent His Son
To die for crimes which thou hast done;
He owns the ransom and forgives
The hourly follies of our lives,
The hourly follies of our lives.

4. The vices of the mind He heals,
And cures the pains that nature feels;
Redeems the soul from hell, and saves
Our wasting life from threat’ning graves,
Our wasting life from threat’ning graves.

5. Our youth decayed, His power repairs;
His mercy crowns our growing years:
He satisfies our mouth with good,
And fills our hopes with heav’nly food,
And fills our hopes with heav’nly food.

6. He sees th’oppressor and th’oppresst,
And often gives the suff’rers rest;
But will His justice more display
In the last great rewarding day,
In the last great rewarding day.

7. His pow'r he showed by Moses’ hands,
And gave to Israel his commands;
But sent His truth and mercy down
To all the nations by his Son,
To all the nations by his Son.

8. Let the whole earth His power confess,
Let the whole earth adore His grace;
The Gentile with the Jew shall join
In work and worship so divine,
In work and worship so divine.

Text Information
First Line: Bless, O my soul, the living God
Title: Bless, O My Soul, the Living God
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8
Publication Date: 2018
Topic: A Psalm; The Worship of God
Notes: St. 1 = Ps 103:1 St. 2 = Ps 103:2 St. 3 = Ps 103:3 St. 4 = Ps 103:4 St. 5 = Ps 103:5 St. 6 = Ps 103:6 St. 7 = Ps 103:7
Tune Information
Name: PARK STREET
Composer: Frédéric M. A. Venua, 1788-1874
Adapter: William Gardiner, 1770-1853
Arranger: Lowell Mason 1792-1872
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8
Key: G Major or modal



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