O bless the Lord, my soul

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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.

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

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. 

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

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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