Scripture Verse

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1:1–2


Jacob Voorsanger (1852–1908)

Words: Ja­cob Voor­san­ger (1852–1908).

Music: Stark Ed­ward J. Stark (1863–1918) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Stark (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Happy he who walk­eth ev­er
In the ways of God, our Lord;
Happy he who sin­neth ne­ver
’Gainst the teach­ings of His Word;
Whose de­light is Him to serve,
Day by day and year by year;
From His pre­cepts ne’er to swerve;
Unto peace shall he be near.

He shall flour­ish like a flow­er,
Planted by the wa­ter­side;
God will give him grace and pow­er,
In his vir­tue to abide.
By the help of God, most ten­der,
Shall he pros­per in his ways;
Virtue shall be his de­fend­er,
Blessèd shall be all his days.