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O Bless the Lord, My Soul

Representative Text

1 O bless the Lord, my soul!
His grace to thee proclaim!
And all that is within me join
To bless his holy name!

2 O bless the Lord, my soul!
His mercies bear in mind!
Forget not all his benefits!
The Lord to thee is kind.

3 He clothes us with his love;
Upholds us with his truth;
He heals all our infirmities
And ransoms us from death.

4 Then bless his holy name,
Whose grace hath made us whole,
Whose loving kindness crowns our days!
O bless the Lord, my soul!

Source: Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #576

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O bless the Lord, my soul, His grace to thee proclaim
Title: O Bless the Lord, My Soul
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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The Cyber Hymnal #4697
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Instances

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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #534

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #369

Hymnal #80

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #34

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Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #599

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #576

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Moravian Book of Worship #546

The Baptist Hymnal #17

The Christian Life Hymnal #35

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The Cyber Hymnal #4697

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The Hymnal 1982 #411

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Together in Song #64

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