Benedic, anima mea
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy *
long-suffering, and of great goodness.
He will not alway be chiding *
neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins *
nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth *
so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
Look how wide also the east is from the west *
so far hath he set our sins from us.
Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children *
even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
For he knoweth whereof we are made *
he remembereth that we are but dust.