The God of Compassion

1
Hallelujah!
My soul, praise the Lord.(A)
2
I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing to my God as long as I live.(B)
3
Do not trust in nobles,
in man, who cannot save.(C)
4
When his breath(a) leaves him,
he returns to the ground;
on that day his plans die.(D)
5
Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,(E)
6
the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea and everything in them.(F)
He remains faithful forever,(G)
7
executing justice for the exploited
and giving food to the hungry.(H)
The Lord frees prisoners.(I)
8
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.(J)
The Lord raises up those who are oppressed.(b)(K)
The Lord loves the righteous.(L)
9
The Lord protects foreigners
and helps the fatherless and the widow,(M)
but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.(N)
10
The Lord reigns forever;
Zion, your God reigns for all generations.(O)
Hallelujah!

Footnotes:

a. Psalm 146:4: Or spirit
b. Psalm 146:8: Lit bowed down

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