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Benedic, anima mea
Benedic, anima mea

PRAISE the Lord, O my soul : and all that is within me praise his holy Name.
2 Praise the Lord, O my soul : and forget not all his benefits;
3 Who forgiveth all thy sin : and healeth all thine infirmities;
4 Who saveth thy life from destruction : and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things : making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement : for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
7 He shewed his ways unto Moses : his works unto the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy : long-suffering, and of great goodness.
9 He will not alway be chiding : neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins : nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
11 For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth : so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
12 Look how wide also the east is from the west : so far hath he set our sins from us.
13 Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children : even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth whereof we are made : he remembereth that we are but dust.
15 The days of man are but as grass : for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
16 For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone : and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him : and his righteousness upon children’s children;
18 Even upon such as keep his covenant : and think upon his commandments to do them.
19 The Lord hath prepared his seat in heaven : and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 O praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength : ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
21 O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts : ye servants of his that do his pleasure.
22 O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion : praise thou the Lord, O my soul.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

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