PSALM 103:1-13
METER:  SM (66 86)
This is the meter for such hymns as "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord" and "Rise Up, O Men of God."
NOTE:  If using only vv. 8-13 of the psalm, use stanzas 5-8.

1.  O bless the Lord, my soul!
    All in me bless his name!
    Bless him, my soul, and ne'er for-get
    The things that he has done.
2.  All your sins he for-gives,
    All your dis-eas-es heals;
    He keeps you from the grasp of death
    And love and mer-cy gives.
3.  He sat-is-fies with good
    As long as you shall live
    So that you re-main young and strong
    Like ea-gles are re-newed.
4.  God justly judges for
    The ones who are op-pressed.
    He made his ways to Mo-ses known,
    His acts to Is-ra-el.
5.  Mer-cy and grace he shows,
    And slow to wrath is he
    And full of con-stant love.  He ne'er
    Will chide nor hold a grudge.
6.  He does not deal with us
    Ac-cord-ing to our sins,
    Nor pun-ish us as we de-serve,
    So great his con-stant love.
7.   His love is great to those
    Who fear and rev-erence him.
    Far as the east is from the west
    He takes our sins a-way.
8.  As par-ents pit-y take
    Up-on their pro-gen-y,
    So does the Lord take pit-y on
    All those who fear his name.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.
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