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The Good Man's Steps Are Led Aright

The good man's steps are led aright

Tune: PRESSLY
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The good man's steps are led aright,
His way is pleasing in God's sight,
Established it shall stand;
He shall not perish though he fall,
The mighty Lord, who rules o'er all,
Upholds him with His hand.

2 Though I am old who young have been,
No saint have I forsaken seen,
Nor yet his home in need;
He ever lends in gracious ways,
His life true charity displays,
His sons are blest indeed.

3 Depart from evil, do thou well,
And evermore securely dwell;
Jehovah loves the right.
His faithfulness His saints have proved,
Forever they shall stand unmoved,
But sinners God will smite.

4 The righteous, through His favoring hand,
Shall yet inherit all the land
And dwell therein for aye;
He talks of wisdom and of right,
In God's pure law is his delight,
His steps go not astray.

5 The wicked, watching for their prey,
Desire the righteous man to slay,
But God is on his side;
He will not leave him in their hands,
Nor count him guilty when he stands
In judgment to be tried.

6 Wait on the Lord and keep His way;
He will exalt thee, nor delay
To give the land to thee;
And when the wicked are cut off,
The wicked who against thee scoff,
Their judgment thou shalt see.

7 The wicked in great power are seen,
Like spreading tree with foliage green
That grows in native ground.
I looked again, they were no more;
I sought the men so proud before,
But they could not be found.

8 Mark thou the upright day by day,
Behold the perfect in his way,
His journey ends in peace.
Destroyed at once shall rebels be;
Cut off from all posterity,
Their very name shall cease.

9 Salvation is from God alone,
Whom as their covert saints have known
When by sore troubles tried;
The Lord, who helped in troubles past,
Will save them to the very last,
For they in Him confide.



Source: Psalter Hymnal (Red): doctrinal standards and liturgy of the Christian Reformed Church #72

Text Information

First Line: The good man's steps are led aright
Title: The Good Man's Steps Are Led Aright
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

PRESSLY

PRESSLY is one of the many (now often forgotten) hymn tunes and gospel songs composed by Charles H. Gabriel (PHH 24). With a copyright date of l901, the tune first appeared with this text in the 1912 Psalter. Sing in harmony as a testimony of our harmonious love! Well-trained choirs should lead the…

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LONSDALE (Troyte)


RAMOTH (51112)


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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1970
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The Cyber Hymnal #1970

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