Praise the Lord
with all your soul and all your life.
Sing praises for as long as you live.
Our trust should not be placed
in earthly wealth or riches.
Instead our hope is in the Lord our God,
who made heaven and earth,
and everything in them.
For the Lord is faithful,
and reaches out to those in need:
the poor and hungry,
the prisoner and the oppressed.
In the Lord freedom is found;
sight is restored;
and those bowed down with life are lifted up.
The Lord reigns forever.
Praise the Lord.