Psalm 1

On the Righteous Man.

Blest is the man who has not walked beneath the sinners' groves
And not stood on the path of vice, not sat where scoffers sit;
Who in Jehovah's Laws delights
And seeks His rules by day and night.

Like trees beside the flowing stream,
Which bear their fruit in season due,
Their leaves fade not, and they succeed,
In all they undertake to do.

Not so the bad, they are like chaff,
Which winds, will drive away;--
The bad will not attain to rule nor sinners hold the good.
For good men's path the Lord prepares, but breaks the bad men's road.