Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

That man hath perfect blessedness

That man hath perfect blessedness

Published in 24 hymnals

Representative Text

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 grows
near planted by a river,
Which in his 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 th’ assembly of the just
shall wicked men appear.

6 For why? the way of godly men
unto the Lord is known:
Whereas the way of wicked men
shall quite be overthrown.

Source: Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P1

Text Information

First Line: That man hath perfect blessedness
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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…

Go to tune page >


YORK (Scottish)



Instances (1 - 24 of 24)

Alexander's Hymns No. 2 #169

Divine Service Book for the Armed Forces #d204

Page Scan

Hymns for the Sanctuary #452

Page Scan

Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #2

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d742

Sabbath School Psalmodist #d64

Sacred Songs and Solos #662


Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #P1

Songs for Young and Old #d140

The Book of Praise #1

The Book of Praise #1

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #57

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #630a

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #630b

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #630a

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #630b

The Mennonite Hymnal #278

The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #575

Page Scan

The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P1

Page Scan

The Presbyterian Book of Praise #P1

The Psalms of David, in Metre #d124

The University Hymn Book #d216

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us