1 That man is blest who, fearing God,
From sin restrains his feet,
Who will not stand with wicked men,
Who shuns the scorners' seat.
2 Yea, blest is he who makes God's law
His portion and delight,
And meditates upon that law
With gladness day and night.
3 That man is nourished like a tree
Set by the rivers' side;
Its leaf is green, its fruit is sure,
And thus his works abide.
4 The wicked like the driven chaff
Are swept from off 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:||That man is blest who, fearing God|
|Title:||That Man Is Blest Who, Fearing God|
|Topic:||Law of God; The Christian Life: Obedience; Christians: Blessedness of|
|Source:||The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1961|