1 My soul, praise the Lord.
2 I will praise the Lord, while I live;
I will sing to my God, while I am.
3 Put not your trust in princes
mortals, in whom is no help.
4 When their breath goes out,
they go back to the dust:
on that very day
their purposes perish.
5 Happy those whose help
is the God of Jacob:
whose hope is set
on the Lord their God,
6 the Creator of heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them.
He remains eternally loyal.
7 For the wronged he executes justice;
he gives bread to the hungry;
the Lord releases the prisoners.
8 The Lord gives sight to the blind:
the Lord raises those who are bowed.
The Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord preserves the stranger,
upholds the widow and orphan,
but the wicked he leads to disaster.
10 The Lord shall reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.