The Lord bless, O my soul, and all

The Lord bless, O my soul, and all

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1 The Lord bless, O my soul, and all
In me, his holy name.
2 The Lord bless, O my soul, and all
His bounties mind the same:
For he it is that doth forgive
All thine iniquities.
3 And he it is that doth relieve
All thine infirmities.

4 Who ransoms from destruction
Thy life, and crowneth thee
With his most dear compassion
And kind benignity,
5 Who with good things abundantly
Doth satisfy thy mouth,
So that like as the eagles be,
Renewed is thy youth.

6 The Lord doth judgment, justice top,
For all oppressed ones.
7 His ways to Moses he did show,
His act's to Isr'el's sons.

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8 The Lord is merciful also
He's verv gracious:
And unto anger he is slow,
In mercy plenteous.

9 Contention he will not maintain
To perpetuity:
And he his wrath will not retain
Unto eternity.

10 According to our sins likewise,
To us he hath not done;
Nor hath he our iniquities
Rewarded us upon.

11 Because ev'n as the heavens are
Above the earth in height;
So toward them that do him fear,
His love is vastly great.

12 Like as the east and west they are
Far in their distances:
He hath remov'd away so far
From us our trespasses.
13 A father's pity like unto
Which he his sons doth bear:
Like pity doth Jehovah show
To them that do him fear.

14 For he doth know this frame of ours,
He minds that dust we be.
15 Man's days are like the grass, like flow'rs
In field so flour'sheth he.
16 For over it the wind doth pass
And it away doth go;
Also the place wherein it was
No longer it shall know.

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17 Who fear the Lord, his mercy is
On them from aye to aye;
So likewise doth his righteousness
On children's children stay.
18 To such as keep his cov'nant sure,
Who do in mind up lay:
The charge of his commandment pure,'
That it obey they may.

19 The Lord hath in the heavens high
Established his throne:
And over all his royalty
Doth bear dominion.

20 O ye his angels that excel
In strength, bless ye the Lord,
That do his word, that hearken well
Unto the voice of's word.

21 All ye the armies of the Lord
O bless Jehovah still:
His ministers that do accord
His pleafure to fulfil.
22 Yea, all his works in places all
Of his dominion,
Bless ye Jehovah: O my soul,
Jehovah bless alone.

Source: The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New-Testament: faithfully translated into English metre: for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints...especially in New-England (25th ed) #PCIII

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First Line: The Lord bless, O my soul, and all
Language: English



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