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O Thou My Soul, Bless God the Lord

O thou my soul, bless God the Lord

Published in 98 hymnals

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1 O thou my soul, bless God the Lord;
and all that in me is
Be stirrèd up his holy name
to magnify and bless.
2 Bless, O my soul, the Lord thy God,
and not forgetful be
Of all his gracious benefits
he hath bestowed on thee.

3 All thine iniquities who doth
most graciously forgive:
Who thy diseases all and pains
doth heal, and thee relieve.
4 Who doth redeem thy life, that thou
to death may'st not go down;
Who thee with loving-kindness doth
and tender mercies crown:

5 Who with abundance of good things
doth satisfy thy mouth;
So that, ev'n as the eagle's age,
renewèd is thy youth.
6 God righteous judgment executes
for all oppressèd ones.
7 His ways to Moses, he his acts
made known to Isr'el's sons.

8 The Lord our God is merciful,
and he is gräcious,
Long-suffering, and slow to wrath,
in mercy plenteous.
9 He will not chide continually,
nor keep his anger still.
10 With us he dealt not as we sinned,
nor did requite our ill.

11 For as the heaven in its height
the earth surmounteth far:
So great to those that do him fear
his tender mercies are:
12 As far as east is distant from
the west, so far hath he
From us removèd, in his love,
all our iniquity.

13 Such pity as a father hath
unto his children dear;
Like pity shows the Lord to such
as worship him in fear.
14 For he remembers we are dust,
and he our frame well knows.
15 Frail man, his days are like the grass,
as flow'r in field he grows:

16 For over it the wind doth pass,
and it away is gone;
And of the place where once it was
it shall no more be known.
17 But unto them that do him fear
God's mercy never ends;
And to their children's children still
his righteousness extends:

18 To such as keep his covenant,
and mindful are alway
Of his most just commandements,
that they may them obey.
19 The Lord preparèd hath his throne
in heavens firm to stand;
And ev'ry thing that being hath
his kingdom doth command.

20 O ye his angels, that excel
in strength, bless ye the Lord;
Ye who obey what he commands,
and hearken to his word.
21 O bless and magnify the Lord,
ye glorious hosts of his;
Ye ministers, that do fulfill
whate'er his pleasure is.

22 O bless the Lord, all ye his works,
wherewith the world is stored
In his dominions ev'ry where.
My soul, bless thou the Lord.

Source: Foundations Psalter: 1650 Scottish Psalter #103

Text Information

First Line: O thou my soul, bless God the Lord
Title: O Thou My Soul, Bless God the Lord
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #68

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Foundations Psalter #103

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #68

Hymns of the Christian Life #14

Living Hymns #86

The Book of Praise #69

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The Cyber Hymnal #5395

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P103a

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P103b

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P103c

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #P103d

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