How blest is the one who refuses to heed
the wicked's advice and shuns every dark deed,
who never will walk where the sinful have trod,
nor sit in the presence of scoffers at God,
who finds great delight in the law of the LORD,
by day and by night meditates on his word.
Like trees that are planted where water streams wend
and put forth their fruitfulness at season's end,
whose leaf does not wither or fade in the sun–
prosperity ever shall bless such a one.
Not so will it be with the wicked who stray,
for they are like chaff that the wind blows away.
When judgement comes, none of the wicked shall stand,
nor sinners assail the upright of the land;
while GOD knows the way that the righteous have sought,
the ways of the wicked will soon come to naught.
Text © 2013 David T. Koyzis
Tune: RUSSELL, © David T. Koyzis