1 Do not fret on account of the wicked,
do not envy the ones who do wrong;
2 for like grass they will very soon wither,
like green plants they will not flourish long.
3 Put your trust in the LORD and be upright;
then secure in the land you will live.
4 Take delight in the LORD above all things -
the desires of your heart he will give.
5 To the LORD let your way be committed;
trust in him - he will do what is right.
6 Then your justice will shine like the morning,
your just cause like the sun in its might.
7 So be silent and seek the Lord's presence,
and be patient until he replies;
Do not fret when you see the successful,
if their schemes are promoted through lies.
8 Do not fret - it leads only to evil;
keep your temper and stay far from wrath,
9 For the wicked will certainly perish,
while the godly inherit the earth.
10 Yet a while, and the wicked will vanish;
though you search, they will never be found.
11 But the land will belong to the humble,
and their welfare and peace will abound.
12 Though the wicked may strike at the righteous,
and may gnash their teeth wildly in hate;
13 Yet the Lord simply laughs at the wicked,
for he sees the approach of their fate.
16 Though the righteous have little, it's better
than the riches of many unjust;
17 For the wicked's great strength will be broken,
but the LORD is the righteous one's trust.
Lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland.
Melody and harmony Copyright Free Church of Scotland.