Verse 1
Blest is he who loves God’s precepts,
Who from sin restrains his feet,
He who will not stand with sinners,
He who shuns the scorners’ seat.

Verse 2
Blest is he who makes the statutes
Of the Lord his chief delight,
In God’s law, devinely perfect,
Meditating day and night.

Verse 3
He is like a tree well planted
By the flowing river’s side,
Ever green of leaf and fruitful:
Thus shall all his works abide.

Verse 4
Like the driven chaff the wicked
Shall be swept from off the land;
With the just they shall not gather,
Nor shall in the judgment stand.

Verse 5
Well the Lord will guard the righteous,
For their way to Him is known;
But the way of evil-doers
Shall by Him be over thrown

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The Psalter
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Published in 1927
Revised 1947, 1965, 1991