1 How blest are they who, fearing God,
from sin restrain their feet,
who will not with the wicked stand,
who shun the scorner's seat.
2 How blest are they who make God's law
their treasure and delight,
and meditate upon that word
with gladness day and night.
3 Their lives are nourished like a tree
set by the river's side;
its leaf is green, its fruit is sure,
so all their works abide.
4 The wicked, like the driven chaff,
are blown across the land;
they shall not gather with the just,
nor in the judgment stand.
5 The Lord will guard the righteous well;
their way to him is known;
the way of sinners, far from God,
shall surely be o'erthrown.
|First Line:||How blest are they who, fearing God|
|Title:||How Blest Are They Who, Fearing God|
|Topic:||Righteousness, Reward of; Wicked, Punishment of|
|Source:||The Psalter (1912) (based on)|
|Name:||ST. MATTHIAS (SONG 67)|
|Composer (bass):||O. Gibbons (1623)|
|Source:||Archbishop Prys's Psalter (1621)|