The Happiness of Those Whose Help Is the Lord
1Praise the Lord!
⚓Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2⚓While I live I will praise the Lord;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3⚓Do not put your trust in princes,
Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
4⚓His spirit departs, he returns to his earth;
In that very day ⚓his plans 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 heaven and earth,
The sea, and all that is in them;
Who keeps truth forever,
7⚓Who executes justice for the oppressed,
⚓Who gives food to the hungry.
⚓The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners.
8⚓The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
⚓The Lord raises those who are bowed down;
The Lord loves the righteous.
9⚓The Lord watches over the strangers;
He relieves the fatherless and widow;
⚓But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
10⚓The Lord shall reign forever—
Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!