1 That man hath perfect blessedness
who walketh not astray
in counsel of ungodly men,
nor stands in sinners’ way,
nor sitteth in the scorner’s chair:
2 But placeth his delight
upon God’s law, and meditates
on his law day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree that hath
been planted by a river,
which in its season yields his fruit,
and his leaf fadeth never:
and all he doth shall prosper well.
4 The wicked are not so;
but like they are unto the chaff,
which wind drives to and fro.
5 In judgment therefore shall not stand
such as ungodly are;
nor in the assembly of the just
shall wicked men appear.
6 Because the way of godly men
unto the Lord is known;
whereas the way of wicked men
shall quite be overthrown.
DUNFERMLINE is one of the "common" tunes from Andro Hart's psalter The CL Psalms of David, Edinburgh (l615)–a "common" tune was one that was not matched with a specific text in a songbook. Millar Patrick, author of Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody (London, 1949) and The Story of the Church's So…