1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget His mercies never;
Speak His name, blessed name,
For He lives to reign forever.
He is just, wise and good,
Strong and mighty to deliver;
He is strong, He is kind,
And of ev’ry gift the Giver.
With singing, bells aringing,
Nature joining in the song of adoration;
Victorious, ever glorious,
He hath given us a wonderful salvation.
2 In His hand lie the hills;
It was He who formed the mountains;
And His voice can be heard
In the music of the fountains.
Lo! the sea and the storm
Answer when His word is spoken;
Patient He, ever true,
And His word shall not be broken. [Refrain]
3 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
Come before Him with thanksgiving;
Prove His love and His grace
By a clean and righteous living.
Learn of Him, follow Him,
To the world make known the story
Of His love and His pow’r,
Of His grace and matchless glory. [Refrain]
From the Norwich Bulletin, Norwich, Connecticut, January 23, 1918:
The death of Miss Mary M. Brown at Backus Hospital Tuesday morning saddened a host of friends and the different pupils who have had the benefit of her instruction for so many years. Miss Brown was born in Natick, R. I., May 19, 1856. She was the daughter of Lydia A. Higgins and Joseph R. C. Brown. Her common and high school education was received in Rockport, Mass. At the time there was a normal school in Norwich over twenty years ago, she took the course there and was graduated, after which she taught in the Model School in Norwich.
Miss Brown has taught in the Jewett City schools for twenty years. A teacher more faithful to the interests of the scholars and school ca… Go to person page >