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WORDS OF LIFE
2 Bless the Lord, my soul; and do not forget all His gifts,
3 Who pardons all your sins, and heals all your ills,
4 Who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with mercy and compassion,
5 Who fills your days with good things, so your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord does righteous deeds, brings justice to all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses, to the Israelites His deeds.
8 Merciful and gracious is the Lord, slow to anger, abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always accuse, and nurses no lasting anger;
10 He has not dealt with us as our sins merit, nor requited us as our wrongs deserve.
11 For as the heavens tower over the earth, so His mercy towers over those who fear Him.
12 As far as the East is from the West, so far has He removed our sins from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
14 For He knows how we are formed, remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like the grass; he blossoms like a flower in the field.
16 A wind sweeps over it and it is gone; its place knows it no more.
17 But the Lord’s mercy is from age to age, toward those who fear him. His salvation is for the children’s children ….
18 … of those who keep His covenant, and remember to carry out His precepts.
— Psalms 103: 2-18