Bless The Lord

Bless The Lord
O MY SOUL, BLESS GOD THE FATHER
(19th c. psalter/Witt, adapt. Gauntlett)

O my soul, bless God the Father,
All within me bless His name;
Bless the Father, and forget not
All His mercies to proclaim.

Who forgives all your transgressions,
Your diseases all who heals;
Who redeems you from destruction,
Who with you so kindly deals.

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.

As it was without beginning,
So it lasts without an end;
To their children's children ever
Shall His righteousness extend.

Unto such as keep his covenant
And are steadfast in His way;
Unto those who still remember
His commandments, and obey.

Bless the Father, all His creatures,
Ever under His control,
All throughout His vast dominion:
Bless the Father, O my soul.

IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, GOD ONLY WISE
(Smith/Welsh hymn)

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible, hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render, O help us to see
'Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee!