1 PRaise ye the Lord. blest is the man
that doth Jehovah fear,
that doth in his commandements
his spirit greatly cheer.
2 The very mighty upon earth
shall be that are his seed:
they also shall be blessed that
from th’ upright do proceed.
3 And there shall be within his house
both wealth and much rich store:
his righteousness it also doth
endure for evermore.
4 In midst of darkness there doth light
to upright ones arise:
both gracious, and pitiful,
righteous he is likewise.
5 A good man he doth favour show
and ready is to lend:
and with discretion his affairs
he carries to an end.
6 That man shall not assuredly
for ever moved be:
the righteous man he shall be had
in lasting memory.
7 By evil tidings that he hears
he shall not be afraid:
his trust he putting in the Lord.
his heart is firmly stay’d.
8 His heart is sure established,
fear shall not him surprise,
until he see what he desires
upon his enemies.
9 He hath disper’st, hath giv’n to poor:
his justice constantly
endureth: and his horn shall be
with honour lifted high.
10 The wicked shall see, and be griev’d;
gnash with his teeth shall he
and melt away: and their desire
shall fail that wicked be.