My soul, praise the Lord.
I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing to my God as long as I live.
Do not trust in nobles, in man, who cannot save.
When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die.
Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them.
He remains faithful forever, executing justice for the exploited and giving food to the hungry. The Lord frees prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord raises up those who are oppressed.
The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord protects foreigners and helps the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.
The Lord reigns forever; Zion, your God reigns for all generations.
[Bible quotes are from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, unless otherwise noted.]
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