1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2 While I live I will praise the LORD; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
4 His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish.
5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever,
7 Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.
8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; the LORD raises those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
10 The LORD shall reign forever–your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!
Even the help of a trustworthy man can only be trusted as long as he is alive. How much better is the help of an immortal, eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God?