1 O blessed man who walks not in
The counsel of ungodly men,
Nor stands within the sinners way,
Nor will the scoffers seat sit in.
2 But In Jehovah's written law
He takes exceeding great delight;
And in his law he meditates
With pious pleasure day and night.
3 For he is like a goodly tree
By streams of waters planted near
Which in due season yields its fruit,
Whose leaf shall ever green appear;
And all he does shall prosper still.
4 But the ungodly are not so:
For they are like the chaff which by
The wind is driven to and fro.
5 Therefore in judgment shall not stand
Such as ungodly are, as clear;
Nor in the assembly of the just
Shall sinners in that day appear.
6 Because the way of righteous men
The Lord with approbation knows;
Whereas the way of evil men
To their entire destruction goes.
The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testament, 1758