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

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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.

Refrain:
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

Born: March 16, 1820, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: November 25, 1905, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Kidder, Mary Ann, née Pepper, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 16, 1820, is the author of "Lord, I care not for riches" (Name in the Book of Life desired), and "We shall sleep, but not for ever" (Hope of the Resurrection), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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

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