SUGGESTED TUNES: ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS) or FESTAL SONG
This is the meter for such hymns as "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord" and "Rise Up, O Men of God."
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 just-ly judg-es 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.
Our God a-bounds with stead-fast love.
O bless the Lord, my soul!
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening, except last two lines Copyright 2001 Dale A. Schoening.