Praise for the Lord’s Mercies
A Psalm of David.
1Bless #Ps. 104:1, 35the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3#Ps. 130:8; Is. 33:24Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who #(Ex. 15:26); Ps. 147:3; (Is. 53:5); Jer. 17:14heals all your diseases,
4Who redeems your life from destruction,
#(Ps. 5:12)Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that #(Is. 40:31)your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
7#Ex. 33:12–17; Ps. 147:19He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
8#(Ex. 34:6, 7; Num. 14:18); Deut. 5:10; Neh. 9:17; Ps. 86:15; Jer. 32:18; Jon. 4:2; James 5:11The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9#(Ps. 30:5; Is. 57:16); Jer. 3:5; (Mic. 7:18)He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10#(Ezra 9:13; Lam. 3:22)He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He #(2 Sam. 12:13; Is. 38:17; 43:25; Zech. 3:9; Heb. 9:26)removed our transgressions from us.
13#Mal. 3:17As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
14For He knows our frame;
He remembers that we are dust.
15As for man, #Is. 40:6–8; James 1:10, 11; 1 Pet. 1:24his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16#(Is. 40:7)For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
And #Job 7:10its place remembers it no more.
17But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
18#(Deut. 7:9); Ps. 25:10To such as keep His covenant,
And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
19The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
And #(Ps. 47:2; Dan. 4:17, 25)His kingdom rules over all.
20#Ps. 148:2Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who #(Matt. 6:10)do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word.
21Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
#(Heb. 1:14)You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
22Bless the Lord, all His works,
In all places of His dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!