Bless the Lord, O my soul

In the church of the Lord

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [In the church of the Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the church of the Lord,
In the house of our King,
We have gathered to worship—
To pray and to sing;
May our hearts be inspired
Our Redeemer to see,
While we all come before him
With sweet melody.

Bless the Lord,
Bless the Lord,
Bless the Lord,
O my soul, O my soul!
And forget not his benefits,
And forget not his benefits;
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
Bless the Lord, O my soul!

2 We are happy to-day,
As we sit at the feet
Of the blessed Redeemer
We come here to meet;
And a chorus of joy
As a tribute we bring,
With a loving devotion,
To Jesus, our King. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #123

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the church of the Lord
Title: Bless the Lord, O my soul
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Copyright: Public Domain



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