Words: Scot­tish Psal­ter, 1650, alt.

Music: St. Ni­cho­las (Greene), (1696-1755). Al­ter­nate tunes:

  • Bless the Lord, (1840-1907)
  • Howard (Cuth­bert), , cir­ca 1810

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten

O thou my soul, bless God the Lord;
And all that in me is
Be stirrèd up His holy Name
To magnify and bless.

Bless, O my soul, the Lord thy God,
And not forgetful be
Of all His gracious benefits
He hath bestowed on thee.

Such pity as a father hath
And shows his children dear,
Like pity shows the Lord to such
As worship Him in fear.

Yea, unto them that fear the Lord
His mercy never ends;
And to their children’s children still
His righteousness extends.

To such as keep His covenant
Nor from it go astray,
Who His commandments bear in mind
And faithfully obey.