1Praise the Lord! My soul, praise the Lord! 2I will praise the Lord all my life. I will sing praises to him all my life. 3Don’t depend on your leaders for help. Don’t trust people. Why? Because people can’t save you. 4People die and are buried. And then, all of their plans to help are gone. 5But people who ask God for help are very happy. Those people depend on the Lord their God. 6The Lord made heaven and earth. The Lord made the sea and everything in it. The Lord will protect them forever. 7The Lord does right things for people who have been hurt. God gives food to hungry people. The Lord frees people locked in prison. 8The Lord helps blind people see again. The Lord helps people who are in trouble. The Lord loves good people. 9The Lord protects strangers in our country. The Lord cares for widows and orphans. But the Lord destroys bad people. 10The Lord will rule forever! Zion, your God will rule forever and ever! Praise the Lord!