Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all within me, honour his name;
bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his blessings.

1  He forgives all your sin and he heals all your ills;
he redeems your life from the pit,
he shows mercy upon you and steadfast love;
he renews your youth by good things.
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2  Justice for the oppressed with compassion and grace,
slow to anger, abounding in love:
he is not always chiding but in his love
he does not remember our sins.
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3  As the heavens are high, so to those who fear God
his compassion and mercy are great;
he removes our sins from us and all our guilt
as far as the East from the West.
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4  All our days are like grass or a flower of the field-
as the wind passes over it goes;
but on those who obey him, with steadfast love
he bestows his love evermore.
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Michael Baughen
© Michael Baughen / Jubilate Hymns