Words: Brady and Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David
1 How blest is he who ne'er consents by ill advice to walk; Nor stands in sinners' ways nor sits where men profanely talk. 2 But makes the perfect law of God his business and delight; Devoutly reads therein by day, and meditates by night. 3 Like some fair tree, which, fed by streams, with timely fruit does bend, He still shall flourish, and success all his designs attend. 4 Ungodly men and their attempts no lasting root shall find; Untimely blasted, and dispers'd like chaff before the wind. 5 Their guilt shall strike the wicked dumb before their Judge's face; No formal hypocrite shall then amongst the saints have place. 6 For God approves the just man's ways, to happiness they tend; But sinners, and the paths they tread, shall both in ruin, end.