Psalm 103

Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless his holy name (NRSV)

Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

My soul, give thanks to the Lord, and bless God's holy name.

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless His holy name. (Refrain)

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and do not forget all His benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the Pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good as long as you live
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Refrain)

6 The Lord works vindication
and justice for all who are oppressed.

7 He made know His ways to Moses,
His acts to the people of Israel.

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

9 He will not always accuse,
nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities. (Refrain)

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far He removes our transgressions from us.

As a father has compassion for his children,
so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him. (Refrain)

Source: The Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #222

Text Information

First Line: Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless his holy name (NRSV)
Title: Psalm 103
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Lord is compassion and love
Notes: Responsive refrain to reading or chanting of Psalm 103; psalm tone included
Copyright: © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America



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