Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggæus and Zacharias.
My soul, praise the Lord. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises to my God as long as I exist. Trust not in princes, nor in the children of men, in whom there is no safety. His breath shall go forth, and he shall return to his earth; in that day all his thoughts shall perish.
Blessed is he whose helper is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God: who made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all things in them: who keeps truth for ever: who executes judgment for the wronged: who gives food to the hungry. The Lord looses the fettered ones: the Lord gives wisdom to the blind:
The Lord sets up the broken down: the Lord loves the righteous: the Lord preserves the strangers; he will relieve the orphan and widow: but will utterly remove the way of sinners. 10 The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Sion, to all generations.