Title: Psalm 104 Bless the Lord, My Soul and Being
Composer: C. Hubert H. Parry, 1897
Author: Fred R. Anderson, 1986
Scripture: Psalm 104
1. Bless the Lord, my soul and being! Lord my God, You have such might. Cloaked with honor, grand and glorious, You are clothed with purest light. Stretching out the heavens like tent cloth, You are chambered on the deep. Riding on the wings of windstorm, Flame and fire Your bidding keep. 2. Lord, You laid the earth's foundation That it would be always sound. By the word of Your commanding, You set forth each ocean's bound. Springs gush forth at Your own bidding, Giving drink to every field. Bird and beast and all Your creatures In that coolness find thirst healed. 3. Grass You cause to grow for cattle, Plants for us to cultivate. Food You bring forth from our labor, Wine for joy and bread for plate. Trees You give the birds for shelter, Mountain rock and cave for beast. Sun and moon both mark the seasons, In their light we work and feast. 4. Lord, how great are all Your workings, Wisdom marks them through and through. All the earth is Your possession, Great and small belong to You. Food You give in each due season, At Your hand come all good things. By Your Spirit You create us; Lord, Your breath renewal brings. 5. May Your glory reign forever. Lord, rejoice in all You make! As You look on Your creation, Mountains smoke, foundations shake. May these words and thoughts be pleasing, For in You my joy is found. Bless the Lord, my soul and being! With this song let praise abound.