METER:  SM (66 86)
This is the same meter as the hymn "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord")

1.  O praise the Lord, my soul!
    I'll praise long as I live;
    I will sing prais-es to my God
    As long as I have breath.
2.  Do not re-ly on kings,
    On hu-mans, who can't help;
    For when they die they turn to dust,
    And their plans are no more.
3.  Hap-py the one whose help
    Is found in Ja-cob's God,
    Whose hope is in the Lord our God
    Who made the heav'n and earth,
4.  The sea and all the life
    That in cre-a-tion dwells.
    For-ev-er is his faith-ful-ness;
    Just is he to th' op-pressed.
5.  He feeds the hun-gry ones;
    He sets the pris-oners free;
    He makes the blind to see a-gain,
    The fall-en he lifts up.
6.  God loves the right-eous ones,
    For so-jour-ners he cares,
    Wid-ows and or-phans he up-holds,
    But brings the wick-ed down.
7.  For-ev-er shall God reign,
    Your God, Je-ru-sa-lem,
    Shall reign to gen-e-ra-tions all.
    His ho-ly name be praised!

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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