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COLESHILL | Same-Tune Hymns | Bible Passage
Melody from Barton's The Psalmes of David in Metre, Dublin, 1706 (later form)
1 O THOU my soul, bless God the Lord;
And all that in me is
Be stirred up his holy name
To magnify and bless.
2 Bless, O my soul, the Lord thy God,
And not forgetful be
Of all his gracious benefits
He hath bestowed on thee.
3 All thine iniquities who doth
Most graciously forgive:
Who thy diseases all and pains
Doth heal, and thee relieve.
4 Who doth redeem thy life, that thou
To death mayest not go down;
Who thee with loving-kindness doth
And tender mercies crown:
5 Who with abundance of good things
Doth satisfy thy mouth;
So that, even as the eagle's age,
Renewed is thy youth.
6 God righteous judgment executes
For all oppressed ones.
7 His ways to Moses he made known,
His acts to Israel's sons.
8 The Lord our God is merciful,
And he is gracious,
Long-suffering, and slow to wrath,
In mercy plenteous.
9 He will not chide continually,
Nor keep his anger still.
10 With us he dealt not as we sinned,
Nor did requite our ill.
11 For as the heaven in its height
The earth surmounteth far,
So great to those that do him fear
His tender mercies are:
12 As far as east is distant from
The west, so far hath he
From us removed, in his love,
All our iniquity.
13 Such pity as a father hath
Unto his children dear,
Like pity shows the Lord to such
As worship him in fear.
14 For he remembers we are dust,
And he our frame well knows.
15 Frail man, his days are like the grass,
As flower in field he grows:
16 For over it the wind doth pass,
And it away is gone;
And of the place where once it was
It shall no more be known.
17 But unto them that do him fear
God's mercy never ends;
And to their children's children still
His righteousness extends:
18 To such as keep his covenant,
And mindful are alway
Of his commandments just and good,
That they may them obey.
19 The Lord prepared hath his throne
In heavens firm to stand;
And every thing that being hath
His kingdom doth command.
20 O ye his angels, that excel
In strength, bless ye the Lord;
Ye who obey what he commands,
And hearken to his word.
21 O bless and magnify the Lord,
Ye glorious hosts of his;
Ye ministers that do fulfil
Whate'er his pleasure is.
22 O bless the Lord, all ye his works,
Wherewith the world is stored
In his dominions every where.
My soul, bless thou the Lord.
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1 ¬∂ Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 ¬∂ The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 ¬∂ The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.