Psalm 146 J.H.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 My soul, praise thou the Lord always, my God I will confess; While breath and life prolong my days my tongue no time shall cease.
2 Trust not in worldly princes then, though they abound in wealth; Nor in the sons of mortal men, in whom there is no health.
3 For why? Their breath doth soon depart, to earth anon they fall, And then the counsels of their heart decay and perish all.
4 Blessèd and happy are all they whom Jacob's God doth aid, And he whose hope doth not decay, but on the Lord is staid:
5 Who made the earth and waters deep, the heav'ns most high withal; Who doth his word and promise keep in truth, and ever shall.
6 With right always doth he proceed for such as suffer wrong, The poor and hungry he doth feed, and loose the fetters strong.
7 The Lord doth send the blind their sight, the lame to limbs restore; He loveth all that are upright, and just men evermore:
8 He doth defend the fatherless, and strangers sad in heart, He frees the widow from distress, and ill men's ways subvert,
9 The Lord thy God eternally, O Zion, still shall reign, In time of all posterity for ever to remain.