"The Man Is Ever Blest"
                           by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                  Text From:
            (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.

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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