Praise the Lord! aPraise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord awhile I live; I will bsing praises to my God while I have my being.
aDo not trust in princes, In mortal bman, in whom there is cno salvation.
His aspirit departs, he breturns to the earth; In that very day his cthoughts perish.
How ablessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose bhope is in the Lord his God,
Who amade heaven and earth, The bsea and all that is in them; Who ckeeps faith forever;
Who aexecutes justice for the oppressed; Who bgives food to the hungry. The Lord csets the prisoners free.
The Lord aopens the eyes of the blind; The Lord braises up those who are bowed down; The Lord cloves the righteous;
The Lord aprotects the strangers; He bsupports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts cthe way of the wicked.
The Lord will areign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!
Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.