73. O bless the Lord, my soul!

1 O bless the Lord, my soul!
Let all within me join,
And aid my tongue to bless His Name,
Whose favors are divine.

2 O bless the Lord, my soul!
Nor let His mercies lie
Forgotten in unthankfulness,
And without praises die.

3 'Tis He forgives thy sins;
'Tis He relieves thy pain;
'Tis He that heals thy sicknesses,
And gives thee strength again.

4 He crowns thy life with Love,
When ransomed from the grave;
He that redeemed my soul from death
Hath sovereign power to save.

5 He fills the poor with good;
He gives the sufferers rest:
The Lord hath judgments for the proud,
And justice for the opprest.

6 His wondrous works and ways
He made by Moses known;
But sent the world His truth and grace
By His beloved Son.

Text Information
First Line: O bless the Lord, my soul!
Author: Watts (1719, a)
Meter: S. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: God: His Wisdom and Omniscience; God: His Goodness; Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #3 or #269
Tune Information
Meter: S. M.
Key: E Major
Notes: Composer from index: Bradbury

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