Oh My Soul


Jesse was awake for parts of his surgery. He actively participated in his own craniotomy, talking and answering questions, telling the gospel to all who were in there. We were told after the surgery, that even when Jesse’s speech would slow and words wouldn’t come in the middle of his procedure, he would sing. Not just any song, but the same song you can watch him lead a gathering of people in in our hotel lobby last Sunday in this video, the same song he burst into at the end of prayer the night before his surgery, and the same song he sang as we took a walk yesterday, one day after he had brain surgery. It’s the song his very soul pours out in worship to the Lord even when his mind is unclear.

“Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
Oh my soul, Worship His holy name
Sing like never before, Oh my soul
I worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
Oh my soul, worship his holy name
Sing like never before, Oh my soul
I’ll worship your holy name

You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger
Your name is great and your heart is kind
For all your goodness, I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
Oh my soul, worship his holy name
Sing like never before, Oh my soul
I’ll worship your holy name

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
Oh my soul, worship his holy name
Sing like never before, Oh my soul
I’ll worship your holy name”


Jesse is doing well, resting and recovering as expected. Thank you for your continued prayers!