(read by Pammy)
103:1 Praise Yahweh, my soul!
All that is within me, praise his holy name!
103:2 Praise Yahweh, my soul, and don’t forget all his benefits;
103:3 who forgives all your sins; who heals all your diseases;
103:4 who redeems your life from destruction;
who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;
103:5 who satisfies your desire with good things,
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
103:6 Yahweh executes righteous acts,
and justice for all who are oppressed.
103:7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the children of Israel.
103:8 Yahweh is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.
103:9 He will not always accuse;
neither will he stay angry forever.
103:10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
nor repaid us for our iniquities.
103:11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.
103:12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
103:13 Like a father has compassion on his children,
so Yahweh has compassion on those who fear him.
103:14 For he knows how we are made.
He remembers that we are dust.
103:15 As for man, his days are like grass.
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
103:16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone.
Its place remembers it no more.
103:17 But Yahweh’s loving kindness is from
everlasting to everlasting with those who fear him,
his righteousness to children’s children;
103:18 to those who keep his covenant, to those who remember to obey his precepts.
103:19 Yahweh has established his throne in the heavens.
His kingdom rules over all.
103:20 Praise Yahweh, you angels of his, who are mighty in strength,
who fulfill his word, obeying the voice of his word.
103:21 Praise Yahweh, all you armies of his,
you servants of his, who do his pleasure.
103:22 Praise Yahweh, all you works of his, in all places of his dominion. Praise Yahweh, my soul!