103
(By David.)
The Lord's wonderful love
1With all my heart
I praise the Lord,
and with all that I am
I praise his holy name!
2With all my heart
I praise the Lord!
I will never forget
how kind he has been.
3The Lord forgives our sins,
heals us when we are sick,
4and protects us from death.
His kindness and love
are a crown on our heads.
5Each day that we live,#103.5 Each … live: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
he provides for our needs
and gives us the strength
of a young eagle.
6For all who are ill-treated,
the Lord brings justice.
7He taught his Law to Moses
and showed all Israel
what he could do.
8 # Jam 5.11 The Lord is merciful!
He is kind and patient,
and his love never fails.
9The Lord won't always be angry
and point out our sins;
10he doesn't punish us
as our sins deserve.
11How great is God's love for all
who worship him?
Greater than the distance
between heaven and earth!
12How far has the Lord taken
our sins from us?
Further than the distance
from east to west!
13Just as parents are kind
to their children,
the Lord is kind
to all who worship him,
14because he knows
we are made of dust.
15We humans are like grass
or wild flowers
that quickly bloom.
16But a scorching wind blows,
and they quickly wither
to be for ever forgotten.
17The Lord is always kind
to those who worship him,
and he keeps his promises
to their descendants
18who faithfully obey him.
19God has set up his kingdom
in heaven, and he rules
the whole creation.
20All you mighty angels,
who obey God's commands,
come and praise your Lord!
21All you thousands
who serve and obey God,
come and praise your Lord!
22All God's creation
and all that he rules,
come and praise your Lord!
With all my heart
I praise the Lord!
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