PSALM 1
METER: 77 77 77 77 77
TUNE:  MENDELSSOHN
This is the same meter as the hymn "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"

1.  Blest are they who do not take
    Their ad-vice from wick-ed folk,
    Who walk not in sin-ners' ways
    Nor join those who scoff at God,
    But de-light in God's own law
    Which they stud-y day and night.
    Like trees grow-ing by a stream
    Bear-ing fruit when times are right,
    And whose leaves do not dry up
    Are they.  They in all suc-ceed.
2.  E-vil ones are not like this,
    But like chaff that blows a-way.
    Wick-ed ones will be con-demned;
    They will not stand up when judged.
    They will nev-er count-ed be
    In the peo-ple of the Lord.
    God guides and pro-tects the just,
    But the e-vil head for doom.
    God guides and pro-tects the just,
    But the e-vil head for doom.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.

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