1. Praise the LORD, who reigns forever! / O my soul, bring Him your praise. / I will bless my God and Maker / And exalt Him all my days. / Praises to my God I’ll sing; / While I live, I’ll laud my King.
2. Put no trust in prince or ruler, / In a man however wise: / In him is no help or power; / When his breath departs he dies, / And his plans that very day / Waste when he returns to clay.
3. Blest is he who has as helper / Him who listens to his pleas, / Jacob’s God, the LORD so faithful; / He made heav’n and earth, the seas, / And all creatures of the deep; / He forever faith shall keep. / W. van der Kamp, 1967; rev.