318. O bless the Lord, my soul!

Bless the Lord, my soul!
His grace to thee proclaim!
And all that is within me join
To bless his holy Name!

O bless the Lord, my soul!
His mercies bear in mind!
Forget not all his benefits!
The Lord to thee is kind.

He will not always chide;
He will with patience wait;
His wrath is ever slow to rise,
And ready to abate.

He pardons all thy sins;
Prolongs thy feeble breath;
He healeth thine infirmities,
And ransoms thee from death.

He clothes thee with his love;
Upholds thee with his truth;
And like the eagle he renews
The vigor of thy youth.

Then bless his holy Name,
Whose grace hath made thee whole,
Whose loving-kindness crowns thy days!
O bless the Lord, my soul!

O God, the Father, Son,
And Spirit ever blest,
The One in Three, the Three in One,
Be endless praise addressed.


Text Information
First Line: O bless the Lord, my soul!
Author: James Montgomery (1819)
Publication Date: 1916
Meter: S.M.
Topic: Holy Communion: Introits
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Aaron Williams (1763)
Meter: S.M.
Incipit: 51132 12345 43432
Key: G Major

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