Hymn of the Month

AUGUST, 2022


BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL (Psalm 103)

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By Dave Fournier and David Zimmer; Sovereign Grace Music


Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Psalm 103)

Verse 1

My God is slow to anger when I go astray

Bless the Lord, O my soul

For all of my betrayals, He will not repay

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Through mercy and compassion His great love is proved

He covers my transgressions like the snow

As far as east from west are all my sins removed

Bless the Lord, O my soul

 

Verse 2

He saved me from the pit when I had lost all hope

Bless the Lord, O my soul

From endless springs of kindness all His blessings flow

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Our days will fade like flowers and are quickly spent

And like the wind our years will come and go

Everlasting favor is His covenant

Bless the Lord, O my soul


Verse 3

Merciful and gracious is my God to me

Bless the Lord, O my soul

I will tell His goodness through eternity

Bless the Lord, O my soul

And bless the Lord, you angels, all you heav’nly hosts

And every living creature here below

O, praise the Father, praise the Son, and Holy Ghost

Bless the Lord, O my soul


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And bless the Lord, you angels, all you heav’nly hosts

And every living creature here below

O, praise the Father, praise the Son, and Holy Ghost

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

Bless the Lord, O my soul.

 

                                                                                                                       

Scripture Resources


Psalm 103

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,

    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.


6 The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
    his acts to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 He will not always chide,
    nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;
    he remembers that we are dust.


15 As for man, his days are like grass;
    he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
    and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
    and his righteousness to children's children,
18 to those who keep his covenant
    and remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
    and his kingdom rules over all.


20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
    you mighty ones who do his word,
    obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts,
    his ministers, who do his will!
22 Bless the Lord, all his works,
    in all places of his dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!

                                                                                                                       


We are commanded to, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs." (Colossians 3:16). Accordingly, we incorporate hymns into our regular Sunday morning worship at Pacific Hope Church. We firmly believe in equipping God's people with the knowledge of His Word through sound teaching in our classes, Bible studies, and even in our Sunday morning worship. Our worship will always be with the purpose of exalting the Lord to His proper place; it is never man-centered or seeking to create an emotional experience.