Psalm 1 T.S.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 The man is blest that hath not lent to wicked men his ear, Nor led his life as sinners do, nor sat in scorner's chair.
2 But in the law of God the Lord doth set his whole delight, And in the same doth exercise himself both day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree that is planted the rivers nigh, Which in due season bringeth forth its fruit abundantly;
4 Whose leaf shall never fade nor fall, but flourishing shall stand: E'en so all things shall prosper well that this man takes in hand.
5 As for ungodly men, with them it shall be nothing so; But as the chaff, which by the wind is driven to and fro.
6 Therefore the wicked men shall not in judgment stand upright, Nor in th' assembly of the just shall sinners come in sight.
7 For why? The way of godly men unto the Lord is known: Whereas the way of wicked men shall quite be overthrown.