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