aPraise the Lord, O my soul!
2 I will praise the Lord awhile I live;
I will bsing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 aDo not trust in princes,
In 1mortal bman, in whom there is cno salvation.
4 His aspirit departs, he breturns to 1the earth;
In that very day his cthoughts perish.
5 How ablessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose bhope is in the Lord his God,
6 Who amade heaven and earth,
The bsea and all that is in them;
7 Who aexecutes justice for the oppressed;
Who bgives food to the hungry.
The Lord csets the prisoners free.
8 The Lord aopens the eyes of the blind;
The Lord braises up those who are bowed down;
The Lord cloves the righteous;
9 The Lord 1aprotects the 2strangers;
He 3bsupports the fatherless and the widow,
But He 4thwarts cthe way of the wicked.
10 The Lord will areign forever,
Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
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