1Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
I will praise the LORD 2as long as I live; 3I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
4Put not your trust in princes, 5in a son of man, in whom there is 6no salvation.
When 7his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
8Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose 9hope is in the LORD his God,
10who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, 11who keeps faith forever;
12who executes justice for the oppressed, 13who gives food to the hungry.14The LORD sets the prisoners free;
15the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. 16The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; 17the LORD loves the righteous.
18The LORD watches over the sojourners; 19he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but 20the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
21The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. 22Praise the LORD!