705. The Man Is Ever Blessed

1 The man is ever blest
Who shuns the sinners' ways,
Among their counsels never stands,
Nor takes the scorners' place.

2 But makes the Law of God
His study and delight
Amid the labors of the day
And watches of the night.

3 He like a tree shall thrive,
With waters near the root;
Fresh as the leaf his name shall live,
His works are heav'nly fruit.

4 Not so the ungodly race,
They no such blessings find;
Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff
Before the driving wind.

5 How shall they bear to stand
Before the judgment seat
Where all the saints at Christ's right hand
In full assembly meet?

6 He knows and He approves,
The way the righteous go;
But sinners and their works shall meet
A dreadful overflow.

Text Information
First Line: The man is ever blessed
Title: The Man Is Ever Blessed
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: S M
Scripture: Psalm 1; Psalm 119:16; Psalm 119:35; Psalm 92:12-14; Psalm 145:20
Topic: Psalm paraphrase: Psalm 1
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. MICHAEL
Meter: S M
Key: G Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting); Trente quatre Pseaumes de David, Geneva, 1551, ed. Louis Bourgeois



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