O bless the Lord, my soul

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1
O bless the Lord, my soul! 
God's grace to you proclaim, 
and all that is within me join 
to bless God's holy name.

2
God clothes you with great love, 
upholds you with the truth, 
and like the eagle God renews 
the vigor of your youth.

3
Love's mercy bear in mind 
when you are plagued with wrong. 
God's anger will be slow to rise; 
Love's patience stretches long. 

4
God pardons all your sin, 
prolongs your feeble breath, 
heals all your sickness,
every pain, and saves you from your death. 

5
Then bless God's holy name, 
whose grace has made you whole, 
whose loving-kindness crowns your days; 
O bless the Lord, my soul!

#80 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  James Montgomery, Selection of Psalms and Hymns, 1819; altered by Jean Janzen, 1991
                                         alteration 1991 Jean Wiebe Janzen
   Tune:  "Vigil," St. Alban's Tune Book, 1865


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