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39. The man who erring counsel shuns

I
The man who erring counsel shuns,
Nor strays where sinners meet,
But in the law of God delights
In meditation sweet,
Shall reap the happiness of those
To whom the Lord His favour shews.

II
As tree beside the water brooks
Whose leaf unfading lives,
And when the time appointed comes,
A bounteous fruitage gives;—
So shall he prosper all his days,
Whose hope is in God’s law always.

III
Not so the wicked,—they are chaff
Before the wind that flies,
Nor could they stand His searching glance,
Should God in judgment rise;
For known to God are all the right,
But wicked men shall perish quite.

Text Information
First Line: The man who erring counsel shuns
Title: The man who erring counsel shuns
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Publication Date: 1911
Meter: 8,6,8,6,8,8
Scripture: Psalm 1
Language: English
Tune Information
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