Psalms 103:1 - 22
ESV - 1 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
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I would say that the benefits to which Psalm 103:2 was referring were specified immediately thereafter in Psalm 103:3-5, and were based on David's personal experience.
Psalm 103:3 says, "Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;" We always remember that He heals us from the sin that infects us: “But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed” (Isaiah 53:5, NLT). Houdmann I love the hymn lyrics of "Heal Us, Emmanuel" by William Cowper who had it published in 1779. "Heal us, Emmanuel, hear our prayer [originally, Heal us, Emmanuel, here we are] We wait to feel Thy touch; Deep wounded souls to Thee repair, And Savior, we are such. Our faith is feeble, we confess We faintly trust Thy Word; But wilt Thou pity us the less? Be that far from Thee, Lord! Remember him who once applied With trembling for relief “Lord, I believe,” with tears he cried; “O help my unbelief!” She, too, who touched Thee in the press And healing virtue stole, Was answered, “Daughter, go in peace; Thy faith has made thee whole.” Concealed amid the gathering throng, She would have shunned Thy view; And if her faith was firm and strong, Had strong misgivings too. Like her, with hopes and fears we come To touch Thee if we may; O send us not despairing home; Send none unhealed away."
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