Psalm 103

Ps 103Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And give it all you’ve got
Bless the Lord, O my soul
Let His blessings fill your thoughts.

All iniquities forgives
Heals your body, makes you live
Lifts you up when you are down
With His love your head doth crown
Fills with good that satisfies
Strength of eagle’s wings, you fly.

Vindicates all those oppressed
Gives His children what is best
Always merciful and kind
Slow to wrath with grace combined
Does not chide or hold a grudge
Not revengeful, won’t misjudge.

Mercy high as heav’ns above
All who fear Him know His love
Far as east is from the west
All our sins from us divests
Like a gentle, caring dad
Shows compassion, is not mad.

We are dust, He knows our frame
For our weakness does not blame
Like a flower of the fields
To the wind our glory yields
But His steadfast love is sure
And forever will endure.

All who honor Him below
Steadfast love from Him will know
Children’s children will be blest
And inherit righteousness
Richest blessings He will heap
On all who His cov’nant keep.

Adonai rules from His throne
As the king He shall be known
Mighty angels all obey
Bless the Lord without delay
All His hosts who do His will
Bless Him, all His words fulfill.

Bless the Lord, O my soul
All creation join in, too
Bless the Lord, O my soul
Such great things He’s done for you.

© 2014  J Dan Small

Psalm 86

FoxholesI am poor and needy, O Lord please hear my prayer
I trust in You to save me, believing that You care
In faithfulness I’ve served You, now hear my constant plea
And fill my heart with joy, Lord, I lift my soul to Thee.

I know that You are good, Lord, forgiving, full of grace
And all who call upon You, in mercy You embrace
Now heed my supplication, in trouble I cry out
I know that You will answer, I trust and will not doubt.

There is no one like You, Lord, among the many gods
All nations bow in worship, Your wondrous deeds applaud
Your works are great and awesome, with none they can compare
For You alone are God, ‘tis Your glory we declare.

Teach me all Your ways, Lord, give me a single heart
So that I may fear You, from Your truth ne’er depart
With all my heart I thank You and glorify Your name
You’ve saved my soul from Sheol, from depths of endless shame.

A ruthless gang of rebels has risen against me
In pride they seek to kill me but give no thought to Thee
Now in Your faithful mercies fresh strength and grace I seek
Look down, God of compassion, your servant is so weak.

O God, so slow to anger and filled with loving grace
Give me a sign of favor against these foes I face
O Lord, You are my comfort, my help in time of need
And all my foes reduced to shame because to You I plead.

© 2014 J Dan Small