1 Halelu-JAH. Praise the LORD, O my soul. 2 In my life I will praise the LORD; I will sing praises unto my God while I live.
3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man in whom there is no salvation. 4 His spirit shall go forth, he shall return to his earth; in that very day all his thoughts shall perish.
5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God; 6 who made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is therein; who keeps truth for ever: 7 He who does justice unto the oppressed; who gives bread to the hungry. The LORD looses the prisoners: 8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; the LORD raises those that are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous: 9 The LORD preserves the strangers; he raises up the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.