An exhortation to bless God for his mercy,
Psalms 103:1 Prayse the LORDE (o my soule) & all that is within me prayse his holy name. Psalms 103:2 Prayse the LORDE o my soule, & forget not all his benefites. Psalms 103:3 Which forgeueth all thy synnes, and healeth all thy infirmities. Psalms 103:4 Which saueth thy life from destruccion, and crowneth the with mercy & louynge kyndnesse. Psalms 103:5 Which satisfieth thy desyre with good thinges, makynge the yonge and lusty as an Aegle. Psalms 103:6 The LORDE executeth rightuousnesse and iudgment, for all them yt suffre wronge. Psalms 103:7 He shewed his wayes vnto Moses, and his workes vnto the children of Israel. Psalms 103:8 The LORDE is full of compassion and mercy, longe sufferinge, and of greate goodnesse. Psalms 103:9 He wil not allwaye be chydinge, nether wil he kepe his anger for euer. Psalms 103:10 He hath not dealt with vs after oure synnes, ner rewarded vs acordinge to oure wickednesses. Psalms 103:11 For loke how hye the heaue is in comparison of the earth, so greate is his mercy also towarde them that feare him. Psalms 103:12 Loke how wyde the east is from the west, so farre hath he set oure synnes from vs. Psalms 103:13 Yee like as a father pitieth his owne children, euen so is the LORDE mercifull vnto the that feare him. Psalms 103:14 For he knoweth wherof we be made, he remembreth that we are but dust.
and for the constancy thereof.
Psalms 103:15 That a man in his tyme is but as is grasse, & florisheth as a floure of the felde. Psalms 103:16 For as soone as the wynde goeth ouer it, it gone, and the place therof knoweth it nomore. Psalms 103:17 But the mercifull goodnesse of ye LORDE endureth for euer and euer, vpon them yt feare him, and his rightuousnesse vpon their childers children. Psalms 103:18 Soch as kepe his couenaunt, and thinke vpon his commaundementes to do them. Psalms 103:19 The LORDE hath prepared his seate in heaue, and his kyngdome ruleth ouer all. Psalms 103:20 O prayse the LORDE ye angels of his, ye that be mightie instregth, fulfillinge his commaundement, that me maye heare the voyce of his wordes. Psalms 103:21 O prayse the LORDE all ye his hoostes, ye seruauntes of his, that do his pleasure. Psalms 103:22 O speake good of the LORDE all ye workes of his, in euery place of his dominion: prayse thou the LORDE, o my soule.