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 grows fast by the river side:, Which bringeth forth most pleasant fruit in her due time and tide. Whose leaf shall never fade nor fall, but flourish still and stand: E'en so all things shall prosper well that this man takes in hand.
4 So shall not the ungodly men, they shall be nothing so; But as the dust, which from the earth the winds drive to and fro. 5 Therefore shall not the wicked men in judgment stand upright, Nor the sinners with the just shall come in place or sight.
6 For why? The way of godly men unto the Lord is known: Whereas the way of wicked men shall quite be overthrown.
Although the tune for this is a CMD tune, there are an odd number of verses, so there is one extra verse at the end of the Psalm. We are not sure how they handled the singing of it this way. This is, however, an excellent tune with this Psalm. You might want to try it with the 1650 Scottish version, or the Brady and Tate.
*** Commentary from the 1635 Psalter.