Psalms in Metre
   1  The man is blest that hath not lent
         to wicked men his ear,
      Nor led his life as sinners do,
         nor sat in scorner's chair.
 
   2  But in the law of God the Lord
         doth set his whole delight,
      And in the same doth exercise
         himself both day and night.
 
   3  He shall be like a tree that is
         planted the rivers nigh,
      Which in due season bringeth forth
         its fruit abundantly;
 
   4  Whose leaf shall never fade nor fall,
         but flourishing shall stand:
      E'en so all things shall prosper well
         that this man takes in hand.
 
   5  As for ungodly men, with them
         it shall be nothing so;
      But as the chaff, which by the wind
         is driven to and fro.
 
   6  Therefore the wicked men shall not
         in judgment stand upright,
      Nor in th' assembly of the just
         shall sinners come in sight.
 
   7  For why? The way of godly men
         unto the Lord is known:
      Whereas the way of wicked men
         shall quite be overthrown.