1 Praise the LORD, my soul! O praise him!
2 I'll extol him all my days
While I live to God my Saviour
from my heart I will sing praise.
3 Do not put your trust in princes
mortal men who cannot save.
4 All their plans will come to nothing
when they perish in the grave.
5 Blessèd is the one who truly
looks for help to Jacob's God;
Blessèd is the one who places
all his hope upon the LORD -
6 He who made the earth and heaven
and the seas, with all their store;
He who keeps his every promise,
who is faithful evermore.
7 He delivers from oppression
and relieves the hungry's plight.
He releases those in prison;
8 to the blind the LORD gives sight.
Those who are bowed down he raises.
God delights in righteousness.
9 He protects and cares for strangers,
widows and the fatherless.
He frustrates the wicked's purpose.
10 So the LORD through endless days
Reigns to every generation .
Raise your God, O Zion, praise!
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland