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Psalm 1

Tallis

1 Blessed is the one who turns away

   from where the wicked walk, 

Who does not stand in sinners’ paths

  or sit with those who mock.

 

2  Instead he finds God’s holy law

   his joy and great delight

He makes the precepts of the LORD

   his study day and night.

 

3  He prospers ever like a tree

   that’s planted by a stream,

And in due season yields its fruit;

   its leaves are always green.

 

4  Not so the wicked! They are like

   the chaff that’s blown away.

5  They will not stand when judgment comes

   or with the righteous stay.

 

6. It is the LORD who sees and knows

   the way the righteous go,

But those who live an evil life

   the LORD will overthrow.

Lyrics from 'Sing Psalms', Copyright Free Church of Scotland