72. Blest is he who loves God's precepts

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.

2 Blest is he who makes the statutes
Of the Lord his chief delight,
In the law of God rejoicing,
Meditating day and night.

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.

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 judgement stand.

5 Well the Lord will guard the righteous,
For their way to Him is known;
But the way of evildoers
Shall by Him be overthrown.

Text Information
First Line: Blest is he who loves God's precepts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1962
Topic: God's Word
Tune Information
Composer: Luther O. Emerson (1863)
Key: A♭ Major

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