St Alban’s Episcopal Church
Bolivar, Missouri
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Psalm 103 Bless the Lord, O my soul
Psalm 103:1-8
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy Name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
He forgives all your sins and heals all your infirmities;
He redeems your life from the grave and crowns you with mercy and loving- kindness;
He satisfies you with good things, and your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.
The Lord executes righteousness and judgment for all who are oppressed.
He made his ways known to Moses and his works to the children of Israel.
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great kindness.

It is also Lloyd Hensley’s birthday today, for whom we give thanks!

Have you noticed how many of the psalms begin or end with this: Bless the Lord – Praise the Lord – Give thanks to the Lord? Do you think that their times, their personal circumstances, their political or religious realities were any easier than ours? Is there always a reason to “praise the Lord?” Why do Jews still sing these in worship – even after the holocaust?



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