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 righteiousness extend.
5 Unto such as keep His cov'nant
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 thro'-out His vast dominions:
Bless the Father, O my soul.