Praise the Lord, Oh My Soul!

Praise the Lord; how my heart sings!
Let my whole being praise Him.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, oh my soul!

Bless the Lord; let my life sing
Of His great loving kindness.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, oh my soul!

God forgives me for my sins
And heals all my diseases!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, oh my soul!

Long He’s kept me from the grave;
His love and mercy clothe me!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, oh my soul!

God provides such perfect gifts;
He helps us soar like eagles!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, oh my soul!

About This Song:
I have a lot of favorite songs among the several hundred I’ve written, but this is one of the most fun to sing and play. If you’re a musician, I highly recommend downloading and/or printing the lead sheet here. Note that the asterisks indicate a single hand clap. That can be tricky to do. I tap on the guitar with my fingertips rather than clap.

If you think this song sounds like something from the book of Psalms, you’ve hit the nail on the head. Check out Psalm 103:1-5…

1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
(NIV)

As usual when I’m writing based on Scripture, the wording is apt to deviate from the Bible. But I do my best to keep the meaning intact.

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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