1 Praise ye the Lord, blest is the man
That doth Jehovah fear:
That doth in his commandments pure
His spirit greatly chear.
2 They also mighty upon earth
Shall be that are his seed;
The race shall blessed be that doth
From th'upright one proceed.
3 And there shall be within his house
Both wealth and much rich store:
His righteousness moreover doth
Endure for evermore.
4 In midst of darkness there doth light
To upright ones arise;
He gracious is and pitiful
And righteous is likewise.
5 A good man lends and favour shows
And ready is to lend:
And with discretion his affairs
He carries on an end
6 Unmoved be for evermore
Assuredly shall he:
In everlasting memory
The righteous man shall be.
7 Of evil tidings he shall be
Not anxiously afraid:
But putting in the Lord his trust
His heart is firmly staid,
8 His heart is sure established,
Fear shall not him surprize:
Until he sees what he desires
Upon his enemies.
9 He to the poor dispers'd and gave,
His justice lasts for aye;
With honour also shall his horn
On high exalted stay.
10 The wicked shall both see and grieve,
Gnash with his teeth shall he,
And melt away, and their desire
Shall fail that wicked be.