Tune: PADERBORN

Words: The Psalter, 1912, alt.

Music: Paderborn Gesangbuch, 1765

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My soul, bless the Lord! The Lord is most great,
with glory arrayed, majestic His state;
the light is His garment, the skies are His shade,
and over the waters His courts He has laid.

He rides on the clouds, the wings of the storm,
the lightning and wind His bidding perform;
the earth He has founded; it firmly shall stand,
with waters its clothing ordained from His hand.

He waters the hills with rain from the skies,
and plentiful grass and herbs He supplies,
gives food to the cattle, and blesses our toil
with bread in abundance, with wine and with oil.

The trees which the Lord has planted are fed,
and over the earth their branches are spread;
they keep in their shelter the birds of the air,
the life of each creature the Lord makes His care.

Your Spirit, O Lord, makes life to abound,
the earth is renewed, and fruitful the ground;
to God be all glory and wisdom and might,
let God in His creatures forever delight.

Rejoicing in God, my thought shall be sweet,
while sinners depart in ruin complete;
my soul, bless Jehovah, His name be adored;
come praise Him, you people, and worship the Lord!
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