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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 1

Psalm 1: That man hath perfect blessedness

Meter: C.M. (8,6,8,6)

1 That man hath perfect blessedness, who walketh not astray In counsel of ungodly men, nor stands in sinners’ way,

Nor sitteth in the scorner’s chair: 2 But placeth his delight Upon God’s law, and meditates on his law day and night.

3 He shall be like a tree that grows near planted by a river, Which in his season yields his fruit, and his leaf fadeth never:

And all he doth shall prosper well. 4 The wicked are not so; But like they are unto the chaff, which wind drives to and fro.

5 In judgment therefore shall not stand such as ungodly are; Nor in th’ assembly of the just shall wicked men appear.

6 For why? the way of godly men unto the Lord is known: Whereas the way of wicked men shall quite be overthrown.