Psalm 103

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!”

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

Of David. 

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; [1]
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!

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2 Responses to Psalm 103

  1. cjbooth85 says:

    here’s a cool thing: I’ve been thinking about Psalm 103 more than usual lately…and then just this morning, the worship leader read from verses 10-12…and now you posted this….it would be weird if it weren’t so cool. I thinking maybe God wants to get this Psalm in front of me (and in my heart). Thanks for posting it Tim!

  2. TimWitten says:

    I agree Chris, it’s incredibly cool and reassuring that our Father, while not simply dropping down onto the seat beside us and completely rocking our senses, perfectly speaks to us in a very personal Father-to-son manner. He started to prepare my heart some time ago but I can at least recall this past week… seeing in my daily reading (Nehemiah) the amazing mercy He demonstrated to His people in the midst of their hardheartedness. I had emailed a few of the men that morning to share some of these things and Pastor Andy wrote back that he too was considering the mercy of God from Psalm 103 and would be preaching on it this sunday. This is a psalm my dad had us kids memorize one summer when I was in my pre-teens. All of these avenues were precious interactions with my Father preparing my heart along the way and then also to receive His word for me this morning. What a joy to have Psalm 103 preached so well this today!

    His mercy is so rich! And this evening my brother Mike Ruel preached from Romans 12:1,2…by the mercies of God. I am safely led to listen, eat and drink from the Word with respect to His mercy… because He has prepared the way and given me ears to hear. What an Awesome God!

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