Benedic, anima mea
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, *
long-suffering and of great goodness.
He will not always chide us, *
neither will he keep his anger for ever.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins, *
nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
For as the heavens are high above the earth, *
so great is his mercy also toward those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, *
so far has he set our sins from us.
As a father pities his own children, *
so is the Lord merciful to those who fear him.
For he knows whereof we are made; *
he remembers that we are but dust.