44. O My Soul, Bless God the Father

1 O my soul, bless God the Father;
all within me bless His name;
bless the Father, and forget not
all His mercies to proclaim.

2 Who forgives all your transgressions,
your diseases all who heals;
who redeems you from destruction,
who with you so kindly deals.

3 Far as east from west is distant,
He has put away our sin;
like the pity of a father
has the Lord's compassion been.

4 As it was without beginning,
so it lasts without an end;
to their children's children ever
shall His righteousness extend.

5 Unto such as keep His covenant
and are steadfast in His way;
unto those who still remember
His commandments and obey.

6 Bless the Father, all His creatures,
ever under His control,
all throughout His vast dominion;
bless the Father, O my soul.

Text Information
First Line: O my soul, bless God the Father
Title: O My Soul, Bless God the Father
Publication Date: 2010
Scripture: Psalm 103
Topic: God the Father: Redeemer; God-Mercy
Source: Paraphrase in Sabbath-School Psalmodist, 1866
Notes: Alternate tune: STUART
Tune Information
Composer: Christian F. Witt (1715)
Adapter: Henry J. Gauntlett (1861)
Key: F Major or modal

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