1Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. 2While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. 3Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. 4His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. 5Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: 6Which made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is; which keepeth truth for ever: 7Which executeth judgment for the oppressed; which giveth food to the hungry: the Lord looseth the prisoners; 8The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind; the Lord raiseth up them that are bowed down; the Lord loveth the righteous; 9The Lord preserveth the strangers; he upholdeth the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. 10The Lord shall reign for ever, thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.