1 Praise the Lord! aPraise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord awhile I live; I will bsing praises to my God while I have my being. 3 aDo not trust in princes, In mortal bman, in whom there is cno salvation. 4 His aspirit departs, he breturns to the earth; In that very day his cthoughts perish. 5 How ablessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose bhope is in the Lord his God, 6 Who amade heaven and earth, The bsea and all that is in them; Who ckeeps faith forever; 7 Who aexecutes justice for the oppressed; Who bgives food to the hungry. The Lord csets the prisoners free. 8 The Lord aopens the eyes of the blind; The Lord braises up those who are bowed down; The Lord cloves the righteous; 9 The Lord aprotects the strangers; He bsupports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts cthe way of the wicked. 10 The Lord will areign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!