Hallelujah! 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 a son of 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 seas and everything in them. HE remains faithful forever, He’s executing justice for the exploited and giving food to the hungry. The LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD raises up those who are oppressed. The LORD loves the righteous. The LORD protects resident aliens and helps the fatherless and widows, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. THe LORD reigns forever; Zion, your God reigns for all generations. Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! How good it is to sing to our God, for praise is pleasant and lovely. THe LORD rebuilds Jerusalem; he gathers Israel’s exiled people. HE heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; he gives names to all of them. Our LORD is great, vast in power; his understanding is infinite. The LORD helps the oppressed but brings the wicked to the ground. Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God, who covers the sky with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, and causes grass to grow on the hills. He provides the animals with thier food, and the young ravens, what they cry for. He is not impressed by the strength of a horse; he does not value the power of the warrior. The LORD values those who fear him, those who put their hope in his faithful love. Exalt the LORD,jerusalem; praise our God, Zion! For he strengthens the bars of your city gates and blesses your children within you. He endows your territory with prosperity; he satisfies you with the finest wheat. He sends his command throughout the earth; his word runs swiftly. He spreads snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes; he throws his hailstones like crumbs. Who can withstand his cold? He sends his word and melts them; he unleashes his winds, and the water flows. He declares his word to Jocob, his statutes and judgments to Israel. He has done this for every nation; they do not know his judgments. Hallelujah!