As a Father Has Compassion
1Of David. Bless Adonai, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy Name.
2Bless Adonai, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
3He forgives all your iniquity. He heals all your diseases.
4He redeems your life from the Pit. He crowns you with lovingkindness and compassions.
5He satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like an eagle.
6Adonai executes justice— judgments for all who are oppressed.
7He made His ways known to Moses, His deeds to the children of Israel.
8Adonai is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and plentiful in mercy.
9He will not always accuse, nor will He keep His anger forever.
10He has not treated us according to our sins, or repaid us according to our iniquities.
11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His mercy for those who fear Him.
12As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13As a father has compassion on his children, so Adonai has compassion on those who fear Him.
14For He knows our frame. He remembers that we are but dust.
15As for man, his days are like grass— he flourishes like a flower of the field,
16but when the wind blows over it, it is gone, and its place is no longer known.
17But the mercy of Adonai is from everlasting to everlasting on those who revere Him, His righteousness to children’s children,
18to those who keep His covenant, who remember to observe His instructions.
19Adonai has set up His throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all.
20Bless Adonai, you angels of His: mighty in strength, performing His word, upon hearing the utterance of His word.
21Bless Adonai, all you His armies, His servants who do His will.
22Bless Adonai, all His works everywhere in His dominion. Bless Adonai, O my soul!