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34. O bless the Lord, my soul!

1 O bless the Lord, my soul!
let all within me join
and help my tongue to praise his name
whose mercies are divine.

2 O bless the Lord, my soul!
let not his mercies lie
forgotten in unthankfulness,
from lack of praise to die.

3 For God forgives our sins
and God relieves our pain;
the Lord who heals our sicknesses
renews our strength again.

4 He crowns our life with love
when ransomed from the grave;
he who redeemed my soul from hell
has sovereign power to save.

5 The Lord provides our food
and gives the sufferers rest;
the Lord has judgment for the proud,
and justice for the oppressed.

6 His mighty works and ways
by Moses he made known,
but gave the world his truth and grace
by his belovèd Son.

Text Information
First Line: O bless the Lord, my soul!
Author: I. Watts (1674-1748)
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (SM)
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God, Father: Gracious and Merciful; The Promise of Redemption: Moses; Christ the Teacher (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: W. Amps (1824-1910)
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (SM)
Key: D Major

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