My Soul, Bless the Lord!

Representative Text

1 My soul, bless the Lord! The Lord is most great,
with glory arrayed, majestic his state;
the light is his garment, the skies are his shade,
and over the waters his courts he has laid.

2 He rides on the clouds, the wings of the storm,
the lightning and wind his mission perform;
the earth he has founded her station to keep,
and wrapped as a vesture about her the deep.

3 He waters the hills with rain from the skies,
and plentiful grass and herbs he supplies,
supplying the cattle, and blessing man's toil
with bread in abundance, with wine and with oil.

4 The trees which the Lord has planted are fed,
and over the earth their branches are spread;
they keep in their shelter the birds of the air,
the life of each creature the Lord makes his care.

5 Your Spirit, O Lord, makes life to abound,
the earth is renewed, and fruitful the ground;
to God ascribe glory and wisdom and might,
let God in his creatures forever delight.

6 Rejoicing in God, my thought shall be sweet,
while sinners depart in ruin complete;
my soul, bless Jehovah, his name be adored,
come, praise him, you people, and worship the Lord.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #126

Text Information

First Line: My soul, bless the Lord! the Lord is most great
Title: My Soul, Bless the Lord!
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


HOUGHTON (Gauntlett)

Henry John Gauntlett (b. Wellington, Shropshire, England, 1805; d. Kensington, London, England, 1876) originally composed HOUGHTEN for the text "O Worship the King" (428). Sing the theme stanza (st. 1) in parts and the other stanzas in unison, or vice versa. When singing the entire psalm, sing stanz…

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