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 makes thee young again.
4 He crowns thy life with love
When ransomed from the grave;
He that redeemed my soul from hell
Hath sov'reign pow'r to save.
5 He fills the poor with good;
He gives the suff'rers rest.
The Lord hath judgments for the proud
And justice for th'oppressed.
6 His wondrous works and ways
He made by Moses known,
But sent the world His truth and grace
By His beloved Son.
|First Line:||O bless the Lord, my soul!|
|Title:||O Bless the Lord, My Soul|
|Alterer:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Topic:||Beginning of Service|
|Composer:||Aaron Williams, 1731-76|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|