Psalm 103--Bless the Lord
copyright 2010 Jeanne E. Webster
Worship the Lord, O my soul
And all that is within me
Praise His holy name.
Exalt the Lord, O my soul,
Never forget all His provisions:
He forgives all your sins
He heals all your diseases
He saved you from obliteration
He surrounds you with gentle love and tender mercies
He indulges you with your every need
So your spirit can soar like the eagle.
The Lord ensures fair justice for the tormented.
He revealed Himself to Moses,
His capabilities to the Israelites.
The Lord is full of mercy and compassion,
Composed and abounding in leniency.
He will not always dispute with us in anger.
He has dealt kindly with us and not exacted due punishments.
His mercy for those who trust in Him is higher than the heavens.
He has wiped out our sins completely, as far as the east is from the west.
As our earthly fathers have compassion on us, so does the Lord have mercy.
He knows our makeup and remembers we are made of dust.
The days of mankind are as the grass and flowers of the field,
Flourishing well until the storms pass over and they are no more;
They will not even be remembered.
But God’s compassion is eternal towards those who worship Him
And it also carries forth to their children’s children
Because they keep their promise to Him always.
The Lord’s throne is in heaven and He rules His whole creation.
Angels, worship the Lord with your endowed strength;
Do His will and listen closely to His voice.
Heavenly hosts, worship the Lord, all you ministers that do His will.
All creation, worship the Lord wherever you stand.
Worship and praise the Lord, O my entire being!
“Everything is from the Lord and is therefore... a blessing!” Shalom.