1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2 I will praise the Lordas long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lordhis God,
6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;
7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lordsets the prisoners free;
8 the Lordopens the eyes of the blind. The Lordlifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lordwatches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 The Lordwill reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!