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Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul

Conrad Bladey cbladey@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us 18 May 98 - 04:54 PM
BAZ 18 May 98 - 05:07 PM
Joe Offer 18 May 98 - 05:33 PM
Conrad Bladey cbladey@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us 18 May 98 - 06:39 PM
Nathan Sarvis (nsarvis@iglobal.net) 18 May 98 - 08:58 PM
alison 18 May 98 - 09:03 PM
Conrad Bladey cbladey@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us 18 May 98 - 09:56 PM
Jack (Who is called Jack) 19 May 98 - 10:21 AM
kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org 28 May 98 - 05:37 PM
Joe Offer 28 May 98 - 06:08 PM
Joe Offer 28 May 98 - 06:29 PM
Sir 28 May 98 - 11:45 PM
GUEST 03 Oct 08 - 01:58 PM
GUEST 13 Jul 09 - 01:39 PM
Azizi 14 Jul 09 - 08:15 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 14 Jul 09 - 09:31 AM
GUEST,Sing-Along Steve 14 Jul 09 - 03:00 PM
GUEST,Kehau 16 Mar 10 - 04:07 AM
Joe Offer 16 Mar 10 - 04:15 AM
GUEST,Sandra 06 Apr 10 - 02:50 AM
GUEST,Sing-Along Steve 06 Apr 10 - 09:43 AM
GUEST,Sandra 07 Apr 10 - 09:44 AM
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Joe Offer 18 Aug 10 - 06:22 PM
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Subject: Lyrics Needed:Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
From: Conrad Bladey cbladey@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us
Date: 18 May 98 - 04:54 PM

I am searching for the lyrics and music to:

Bless the Lord Oh My Soul

You should send any leads to me at:

cbladey@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us

Thanks in advance!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Needed:Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
From: BAZ
Date: 18 May 98 - 05:07 PM

Do you mean Oh Bless the Lord my Soul from Godspell?
If so leave a message and I'll post them.
Regards Baz


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Subject: Lyr Add: PRAISE THE LORD MY SOUL
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 May 98 - 05:33 PM

Hi, Conrad - It's probably best to come back here a few times over the next couple days and check on the progress of this thread.
The closest thing we have here in the database is this, a song by Bill Staines, but I don't think that's the one you're looking for. There's a really good Catholic hymn called "Praise the Lord My Soul," written by Jesuit John Foley in 1975. It is based on Psalm 103:
PRAISE THE LORD MY SOUL
by John Foley, S.J., copyright 1975

1. Praise the Lord, my soul,
Let fire and rain give praise to Him
Give praise to him who is merciful, slow to judge
Bless the Lord, O my soul
Bless the Lord, O my soul


2. Bless the Lord, my soul,
Let all I am give praise to Him
And not forget He is kind, He forgives our sins,
Bless the Lord, O my soul
Bless the Lord, O my soul


3. Merciful and kind,
He knows our ways, He knows we're dust,
And like the flowers that flourish, we soon must die,
Bless the Lord, O my soul
Bless the Lord, O my soul


4. Glory to our God,
Let all that is give praise to Him
Give praise to Him all you creatures who live His love,
Bless the Lord, O my soul
Bless the Lord, O my soul

Could that be the one you're looking for? I can post the tune if it is. If it isn't, please tell us more about the song so we can find it.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Needed:Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
From: Conrad Bladey cbladey@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us
Date: 18 May 98 - 06:39 PM

I am looking for the version of Psalm 103 as sung by Brush Arbor.

Now...Brush Arbor is also the name of a christian country group. I am looknig for the version by a man that is one person by that name.

It is listied as being on a recording entitled Brush Arbor favorites....

Conrad


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLESS THE LORD
From: Nathan Sarvis (nsarvis@iglobal.net)
Date: 18 May 98 - 08:58 PM

Is this the one?

Bless the Lord (by J. W. Peterson, 1958)

Bless the Lord and sing His praises,
Bless the Lord Now, O my soul,
Join the song all heaven raises,
Let the anthem loudly roll!

(chorus)
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me Bless His holy name.

Bless the Lord for love victorious,
Love that conquered on the tree;
For His grace so great and glorious,
Flowing out of Calvary.


Bless the Lord, He walks beside me
And He lights the path before
Ev'ry need is now supplied me
From His bounteous heav'nly store

Bless the Lord for truth He's given--
For the word of prophecy
That has drawn the veil from heaven
And revealed my destiny.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Needed:Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
From: alison
Date: 18 May 98 - 09:03 PM

Hi,

Here's another couple of alternatives, (from Mission Praise)

"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name."

or,

"Bless the Lord, O my soul,Bless the Lord, O my soul,and all that is within me bless His holy name.",

both are more or less taken directly from Psalm 103. Is either the one you're looking for?

I know there's a hymn site somewhere, maybe one of the others will leave you a link to it.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Needed:Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
From: Conrad Bladey cbladey@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us
Date: 18 May 98 - 09:56 PM

I czeched in with the cyber hymnal and several places. It seems that the recordings of Brush Arbor are fast being forgotten. One of the search results produced a list of a recording of Brush Arbor favorites but when I clicked on buy cd it produced a link to the modern contemporary Brush Arbor the gospel group. Their cd does not have Psalm 103 as I managed to find a track listing of it. I have passed along all of your suggestions. What I want to know is what ever became of the real original Brush Arbor!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Needed:Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
From: Jack (Who is called Jack)
Date: 19 May 98 - 10:21 AM

There are several hymn lyric pages. Check the mudcat links page for a few.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Needed:Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
From: kiwi@unagi.cybernothing.org
Date: 28 May 98 - 05:37 PM

There's a version that I've sung at vespers of Psalm 104:

Bless the lord O my soul
Blessed are Thou
Blessed are Thou O Lord
How glorious are thy works O Lord
In wisdom hast thou made them all
Who has created all, who has created all
Glory to thee O Lord glory to thee

Or.. the First Antiphon of the Orthodox liturgy:

Bless the lord O my soul, blessed art thou O lord
Bless the lord O my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name
Bless the lord o my soul and forget not all his benefits
Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases
Who redeems your life from the pit
Who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy
Who satisfies you with good as long as you live
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's
The lord works vindication and justice for the oppressed
He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel
The lord is compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and of great goodness
Bless the lord o my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name
Blessed art thou o lord

I don't know if that's anything like what you're looking for.. but.. well, just on the offchance. :)


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRUSH ARBOR MEETING
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 May 98 - 06:08 PM

I'd sure like to know more about Brush Arbor singing. I've searched the Web and found some interesting tidbits, but I don't think I've found the whole story. Here's something, though:

Brush Arbor meeting

Some gold morning when this life is o'er
I'll fly away ( in the morning )
To a home on God's celestial shore
I'll fly away ( I'll fly away )

Years ago, when I was just a boy in the Oklahoma hills
They didn't have a church in which to pray
So the people got together and they built one of their own
Just a shelter made of poles with a roof of hay

Well, it wasn't just a Baptist or a Church of the Nazarene
But people of all faiths came there to pray
And it didn't make no difference the color or the time
And lots of folks would sing till break of day

And they called it a Brush Arbor meeting
You could hear the people singing far away
Just praising the Lord, and shouting victory
I can still hear them singing today
There is power, power, wonder working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb

Now a day the churches are so pretty and so nice
And they all have different names upon their door
I wish we all would shout and sing like we used to long ago
And come together like they did before

* Refrain

Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough for me

* Refrain


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Needed:Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 May 98 - 06:29 PM

Here is a picture of a brush arbor. It seems to have been the original meeting place of many religious congregations, especially in the South.
We didn't build brush arbors back in my day, in the Catholic Church of the Midwest. It was too cold for outdoor services, so we built gymnasiums. We'd have Sunday Mass amidst the baskets until we got enough money to build a church. Then we'd build a new gym, and move Sunday Mass to the gym when the congregation outgrew the church. This seemed to be an endless cycle. I think that religious services and the smell of old sweat will be forever bound together in my memory.
Psalms 103 and 104 both start out with "Bless the Lord, O my soul," but I think 103 is the more familiar Psalm because 104 is too darn long. I've hear many beautiful renditions of Psalm 103, but I don't think any of them is the one we're supposed to be talking about here.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Needed:Bless the Lord Oh My Soul
From: Sir
Date: 28 May 98 - 11:45 PM

One version I've heard is a chorus sung in less formal worship styles:

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul and all that is within me bless His Holy Name (Repeat) He has done great things, He has done great things, He has done great things bless His Holy Name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 01:58 PM

If you go to http://www.brusharbor.com/recordings.html and scroll down to the I Will Follow album from 1983, it's on that one. Says it is available in CD copied from the LP.
I can still hear it in my head from so many years ago & I understand why you want this version. I was looking for it myself!
Sad it took a few years for your answer!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 01:39 PM

FROM MEMORY

Bless the Lord, O my soul,Blessed are you O Lord,
Bless the Lord, O my soul,forget not all his benefits, it is he who cleanses all you offenses who cures your illness, who rescues your life from destruction. who crown you with mercy and compassion the Lord is compassionate and is merciful, slow to anger rich in mercy Bless the lord O my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name, blessed are you O Lord!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 08:15 AM

Sir's 28 May 98 - 11:45 PM post is how I remember singing this song in my Black Baptist church in New Jersey (at least the 1960s and on).
The song had a moderately slow tempo.

Here are the words as I remember them:

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
And all that is within me
Bless His Holy Name

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
And all that is within me
Bless His Holy Name

He has done great things
He has done great things
He has done great things
Bless His Holy Name
{Repeat entire verse 1x)

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
And all that is within me
Bless His Holy Name

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
And all that is within me
Bless His Holy Name

Here are links to three YouTube videos of African American choirs/groups singing "Bless the Lord O My Soul". The first link is the closest to the way I remember this song being sung.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPIaplJPayQ&feature=related

Talented-Bless The Lord (Oh My Soul)

Note- this quartet adds this verse at the end:

Amen Amen Amen
Amen Amen Amen
Amen

**

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuF6GMKf17U

Bless the Lord Oh My Soul-New Hope Mass Choir/Bishop Scott

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb1W1J0zlKw&feature=related

Judith McAllister "Bless The lord, O My Soul"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 09:31 AM

We regularly sing the version posted by Sir at the black Baptist Church where we are members. I'm not aware of any verses. At least there aren't any in my Baptist Hymnal.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST,Sing-Along Steve
Date: 14 Jul 09 - 03:00 PM

The "black gospel" version some of you are familiar with was arranged and written (music) by Andrae Crouch. His arrangement of the words from Psalm 103 are available on several of his and others' recordings that are still sold widely, esp. here Stateside.

Sing Along,

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST,Kehau
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 04:07 AM

Hi All,

Saw this old thread. I am trying to find the words and writers and original performers of Bless the LORD O MY SOUL as performed by the Oslo Gospel Choir.


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Subject: ADD: Bless the Lord (Oslo Gospel Choir)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 04:15 AM

Hi, Kehau-
Can you give us at least part of the lyrics you recall, so we can get an idea what song it it? Song titles can be deceptive, since many songs can have the same name.
-Joe-

I did find one called "Bless the Lord" on the album called 20 Years, 20 songs. Here's what I hear:
BLESS THE LORD

CHORUS
Bless the Lord, my soul,
Bless the Lord, my soul,
Bless the Lord, my soul,
Praise His holy name.

The Lord is good (the Lord is good)
He reigns forever (he reigns forever)
He is merciful (repeat)
Praise His holy name.

The Lord is good (the Lord is good)
He reigns forever (he reigns forever)
He is merciful (repeat)
Praise His holy name.
CHORUS

The Lord is good (the Lord is good)
He reigns forever (he reigns forever)
He is merciful (repeat)
Praise His holy name.
CHORUS

[repeat this pattern over and over]

For yours is the kingdom
The power and the glory
Forever and ever, Amen.
(repeat over and over)

Nice song - thanks for introducing me to this group.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 06 Apr 10 - 02:50 AM

I'm looking for the original creator/performer of bless the lord oh my soul. I found a video on youtube which sings the version that I am looking for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPIaplJPayQ

Here is a piano version of the song as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdCMzqBJ20U


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST,Sing-Along Steve
Date: 06 Apr 10 - 09:43 AM

Sandra,

As I mentioned above, the music to the version you linked to was written by Andrae Crouch. His recordings are still available, he is still ministering and performing and there are literally hundreds if not thousands of recordings of his version of this song.

Sing Along,

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST,Sandra
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 09:44 AM

Hi Steve!

I did find the version by Andrae Crouch, but it wasn't the same as the one I am looking for. It was very different from the YouTube video versions that I posted. I have almost given up trying to find this song. LOL

Thanks! :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 04:50 PM

jesus and god both of you live inside my body and soul forever and ever
GOD RENEW MY SPIRIT AND SOUL AND MIND LET ME HAVE THE HEART OF JESUS
AND THE MIND OF GOD please!
GOD and JESUS I HOPE THIS PRAYER pleases YOU BOTH I HOPE IT IS THE GREATEST SIGN OF WORSHIP TO YOU BOTH I AM HOPING YOULL GRANT THIS PRAYEER TODAY AND TOMORROW
amen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 06:22 PM

Oy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 10:56 PM

Did no one explain to Conrad Bladey that the album he found titled "Brush Arbor Favorites" did not refer to the NAME of the soloist? Brush Arbor would have referred to a meeting ground for a community. "Revival" meetings, maybe a week long, would be held there in the summers & lots of congregational singing would occur. Sometimes augmented by soloists or local musical "stars". This album is probably a collection of some of the most popular of the gospel songs & hymns from some of those meetings. Tw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST,Betty
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 10:15 AM

son of man, son of righteousness,king of the earth all sinners slain
i was lost in the darkest night...... iwill sing
you are
my strenght my ...... the one who resque me, my hope ,my famous, the love that set me free
chorus
Bless the lord oh my soul
bless the lord oh my soul
bless the lord oh my soul
bless the lord oh my soullll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 10:21 AM

son of man, son of righteousness,king of the earth all sinners slain
i was lost in the darkest night...... iwill sing
you are
my strenght my ...... the one who resque me, my hope ,my famous, the love that set me free
chorus
Bless the lord oh my soul
bless the lord oh my soul
bless the lord oh my soul
bless the lord oh my soullll

pls send the lyr to my box bettyz2a@yahoo.com

thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bless the Lord O My Soul
From: banjoman
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 06:56 AM

The one we sing in church goes like this:


Bless the Lord my soul
And Bless His holy name
Bless the Lord my soul
He leads me into life

It is God who forgives all your guilt
Who heals every one of your ills
Who redeems your life from the grave
Who crowns you with love and compassion

then repeat 1st bit

Can provide chords if needed


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