Let my whole self praise Yahweh!
I will praise Yahweh throughout my life;
I will chant praises to my God as long as I exist.
Do not trust in princes,
in human beings, through whom there is no deliverance.
When their breath leaves, they return to their land;
on that very day their plans perish.
Here begins the Psalm for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, Series A:
How to be emulated are those whose help is in the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in Yahweh their God,
who made the heavens and the earth,
the sea and everything that is in them,
who stands guard over faithfulness forever;
who brings about justice for the oppressed;
who gives bread to the hungry.
Yahweh sets prisoners free;
Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind;
Yahweh raises up those who are bowed down;
Yahweh loves those who are righteous.
Yahweh stands guard for the resident aliens;
Yahweh supports orphans and widows,
but the way of the wicked he falsifies.
Yahweh will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.