"The Man Is Ever Blest" by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.297-298 1. The man is ever blest Who shuns the sinners' ways, Among their counsels never stands, Nor takes the scorners' place. 2. But makes the Law of God His study and delight Amid the labors of the day And watches of the night. 3. He like a tree shall thrive, With waters near the root; Fresh as the leaf his name shall live, His works are heavenly fruit. 4. Not so the ungodly race, They no such blessings find; Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff Before the driving wind. 5. How shall they bear to stand Before that judgment-seat Where all the saints at Christ's right hand In full assembly meet? 6. He knows, and He approves, The way the righteous go; But sinners and their works shall meet A dreadful overflow.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: email@example.com
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #414 Text: Ps. 1 Author: Isaac Watts, 1719 Tune: "St. Michael" 1st Published in: _Genevan Psalter_, 1551
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