Responsive Scripture Reading from Psalm 103

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:

Who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy;

The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him.

As far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children.

Bless the Lord, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Psalm 103:1-2, 4, 8, 11-13, 17, 22 (ESV)
adapted from The Baptist Hymnal, Copyright 1991 Convention Press

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