How Blest Is He Who Does Not Walk

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This is a versification of Psalm 1 that fits the tune SOLID ROCK (written for the hymn "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less"). Setting the Psalms to hymn meters (therefore tunes) is one way to make them accessible for congregational singing.

Lyrics

How blest is he who does not walk
With wicked men in their designs
Or stand with sinners in their way
Or in the mockerís seat recline.
But in the perfect law of God
He finds His best and chief delight
And meditates both day and night.

And He is like a healthy tree
Thatís planted by refreshing streams
Which yields its fruit and never wilts
He prospers in his plans and dreams.
Not so the wicked, they are like
The chaff the wind blows far away;
When judgment comes they will not stay.

The Lord, He knows and oversees
The way of righteous, godly men.
But lo! the way of wicked ones Ė
Destruction is its only end.
How blest is he who does not walk
With wicked men in their designs
But to Godís perfect law resigns!

Text by David L. Ward, © 2008 ThousandTongues.org
Tune: SOLID ROCK by William Bradbury (1816-68)

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