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121. Bless, O My Soul, the Living God

1 Bless, O my soul, the living God;
call home thy thoughts that rove abroad;
let all the powers within me join
in work and worship so divine.

2 Bless, O my soul, the God of grace;
his favors claim thy highest praise;
why should the wonders he hath wrought
be lost in silence and forgot?

3 How slowly doth his wrath arise!
On swifter wings salvation flies.
Let the whole earth his power confess;
let the whole earth adore his grace.

4 'Tis he, my soul, that sent his Son
to die for crimes which thou hast done;
he owns the ransom and forgives
the hourly follies of our lives.

5 Our God, his love is ever sure
to all his saints, and shall endure;
form age to age his truth shall reign,
nor children's children hope in vain.

Text Information
First Line: Bless, O my soul, the living God
Title: Bless, O My Soul, the Living God
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Children: Hymns about
Tune Information
Composer (melody): F.M.A. Venua (c. 1810; adapt.)
Meter: LM
Key: F Major

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