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1 The steps of those whom He approves
Are ordered by the Lord;
And though they fall, held by His hand,
They yet shall be restored.
2 I have not seen, tho' since my youth
Full many years have fled,
The saint forsaken, nor behold
His children begging bread.
3 The children of the merciful
Find blessings kept in store;
Depart from evil and do good,
And live for evermore.
4 Wait on the Lord and keep His way,
And then, by Him approved,
Thy heritage shall still remain
When sinners are removed.
5 Mark well the perfect, upright man,
As still his years increase;
Behold his life, and thou shalt see
His journey end in peace.
The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912