Photo of fishing in a river, Jumhilac Le Grand, France, 2004

The Lord is compassion and love

Psalm 102

  • Ostinato refrain:
    The Lord is compassion and love,
    slow to anger, rich in mercy.
  1. My soul, give thanks to the Lord,
    my being, bless God's holy name.
  2. My soul, give thanks to the Lord,
    never forget God's blessings.
  3. Our God, who forgives all sin,
    who heals each one of your ills.
  4. God redeems life from the grave,
    who crowns with love and compassion.
  5. The Lord is love and compassion,
    slow to anger, rich in mercy.
  6. God has compassion for all,
    shows pity to those who know fear.
© 1996 Mick Truman

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themes in this song:

compassion, love, mercy, praise, thanks, blessings, forgiveness, healing, redemption, compassion

liturgical use:

respnsorial psalm:
Sacred Heart (Year A), OT7 (Year A), OT24 (Year A), OT8 (Year B), L3 (Year C), OT7 (Year C), Common Psalm for OT