How Blest The Man That Doth Not Stray
How blest the man that doth not stray
Where wicked counsel tempts his feet;
Who stands not in the sinner’s way,
And sits not in the scorner’s seat,
But in God’s law he takes delight,
And meditates both day and night.
He shall be like the tree that springs
Where streams of water gently glide;
Which plenteous fruit in season brings,
And ever green its leaves abide;
Thus shall prosperity attend
The good man’s work till life shall end.
Not so ungodly men, for they
Like chaff before the wind are driv’n;
Hence they’ll not stand in judgment day,
Nor mingle with the saints in heav’n;
The Lord approves the good man’s path,
But sinner’s ways shall end in wrath.