1 The one is blest who, fearing God
Walks not where sinners meet,
Who does not stand with wicked ones,
Who shuns the scorners’ seat.
2 How blest is one who in God’s law
Finds goodness and delight,
And meditates upon that law
With gladness day and night.
3 That one is nourished like a tree
Set by the river’s side;
Its leaf is green, its fruit is sure,
The works of such abide.
4 The wicked like the driven chaff,
Are swept from off the land;
They shall not gather with the just,
Nor at the judgment stand.
5 The Lord will guard the righteous well,
Their way to God is known;
The way of sinners, far from God,
Shall surely be o’erthrown.
|First Line:||The one is blest who, fearing God|
|Title:||The One Is Blest|
|Source:||The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1985|