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Psalm 103

(from Day 20 Morning Prayer)

Benedic, anima mea

  1. PRAISE the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me praise his holy Name.
  2. Praise the Lord, O my soul: and forget not all his benefits;
  3. Who forgiveth all thy sin: and healeth all thine infirmities;
  4. Who saveth thy life from destruction: and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness;
  5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things: making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
  6. The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement: for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
  7. He shewed his ways unto Moses: his works unto the children of Israel.
  8. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy: long-suffering, and of great goodness.
  9. He will not alway be chiding: neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
  10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins: nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
  11. For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth: so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
  12. Look how wide also the east is from the west: so far hath he set our sins from us.
  13. Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children: even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
  14. For he knoweth whereof we are made: he remembereth that we are but dust.
  15. The days of man are but as grass: for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
  16. For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone: and the place thereof shall know it no more.
  17. But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him: and his righteousness upon children's children;
  18. Even upon such as keep his covenant: and think upon his commandments to do them.
  19. The Lord hath prepared his seat in heaven: and his kingdom ruleth over all.
  20. O praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength: ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
  21. O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts: ye servants of his that do his pleasure.
  22. O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion: praise thou the Lord, O my soul.