The Lord is Kind and Merciful (Psalm 103) Tom Booth

I was looking for a setting of Ps 103 for this weekend and after listening to some less than impressive songs came across this one by Tom Booth, which I felt had a good feeling to it. You can hear his version here. It can be purchased at OCP.

My version aspires to his easy laid back approach. I managed to get the chords using Band in a Box’s interpretive skills, which are usually haphazard but in this case were pretty much spot on.  I still sent off for a second hand Spiritandsong Vol 2 on Abebooks which arrived today and made a few minor corrections from that.

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The Lord is kind and merciful.
The Lord is slow to anger
and rich in compassion.
The Lord is kind and merciful.

Verse 1

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
forgetting not his benefits,
forgetting not his benefits.


Verse 2

As the heavens are above the earth,
great is God’s kindness towards us.
As the east is far from the west,
he has put our sin from us,
he has put our sin away from us.

Refrain x2 (key change)

The Lord is kind and merciful.
The Lord is kind and merciful.

© Tom Booth 2004.

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