The LORD an Abundant Helper.

1 Praise the LORD! 1Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2 I will praise the LORD 2while I live; I will 3sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 4Do not trust in princes, In mortal 5man, in whom there is 6no salvation.
4 His 7spirit departs, he 8returns to the earth; In that very day his 9thoughts perish.
5 How 10blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose 11hope is in the LORD his God,
6 Who 12made heaven and earth, The 13sea and all that is in them; Who 14keeps faith forever;
7 Who 15executes justice for the oppressed; Who 16gives food to the hungry. The LORD 17sets the prisoners free.
8 The LORD 18opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD 19raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD 20loves the righteous;
9 The LORD 21protects the strangers; He 22supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts 23the way of the wicked.
10 The LORD will 24reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!