Refrain: I will praise my God all the days of my life.
5 Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God,
6 who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them;
7 who keeps faith for ever; (omit phrase b)
who executes justice for the oppressed;
who gives food to the hungry. (R)
8 The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the strangers; (omit phrase b)
he upholds the orphan and the widow,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. (R)
10 The Lord will reign for ever, (omit phrase b)
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord! (R)