1 Praise God! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD
And finds delight in following his word.
2 His children will be mighty in the land;
His line will know the blessing of God's hand.
3 Riches and wealth within his house are found;
His righteousness for ever will abound.
4 The man who stands for mercy, truth and right
will find the darkness turn to morning light.
5 Good is the man who gives and freely lends;
To his affairs with justice he attends.
6 Surely a righteous man will stand secure;
His memory for ever will endure.
7 Though bad news comes he will not be afraid;
His heart is firm; he trusts the LORD for aid.
8 He will not be alarmed, his heart holds fast;
He'll view his foes in triumph at the last.
9 He freely share his riches with the poor;
His righteousness for ever will endure.
The LORD himself exalts his servant's name;
He gives him strength and dignity and fame.
10 The wicked, seeing this, will feel dismay;
He'll gnash his teeth and soon will waste away.
The wicked and their dreams will come to nought;
They never will enjoy what they have sought.
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland.