Psalm 146

1 Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul:
    while I live I will praise the Lord;
2 While I have any being:
    I will sing praises to my God.
3 Put not your trust in princes:
    nor in flesh and blood, which cannot save.
4 For when their breath goes from them, they return again to the earth:
    and on that day all their thoughts perish.
5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob:
    whose hope is in the Lord their God,
6 The God who made heaven and earth:
    the sea, and all that is in them,
7 Who keeps faith for ever:
    who deals justice to those that are oppressed.
8 The Lord gives food to the hungry:
    and sets the captives free.
9 The Lord gives sight to the blind:
    the Lord lifts up those that are bowed down.
10 The Lord loves the righteous:
    the Lord cares for the stranger in the land.
11 He upholds the widow and the fatherless:
    as for the way of the wicked, he turns it upside down.
12 The Lord shall be king for ever:
    your God, O Zion, shall reign through all generations. Praise the Lord.