The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs


Psalm 1 The One Is Blest

1.  The one is blest who, fearing God,
    Walks not where sinners meet,
    Who does not stand with wicked ones,
    And shuns the scorners' seat.

2.  How blest the one who in God's law
    Finds goodness and delight,
    And meditates upon that law
    With gladness day and night.

3.  That one is nourished like a tree
    Set by the river's side;
    Its leaf is green, its fruit is sure:
    The works of such abide.

4.  The wicked, like the driven chaff,
    Are swept from off the land;
    They shall not gather with the just,
    Nor at the judgment stand.

5.  The Lord will guard the righteous well,
    Their way to God is known;
    The way of sinners, far from God,
    Shall surely be o'erthrown.

WORDS: John Henry Gower, 1890
MUSIC: The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1985Scottish Psalter, 1615
Scripture: Psalm 1
Theme: Psalms