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. Psalm 1:1


Hans G. Nägeli (1773–1836)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. The saint hap­py, the sin­ner mi­se­ra­ble.

Music: Den­nis Hans G. Nä­ge­li (1773–1836). Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son in The Psal­te­ry, 1845 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


The man is ev­er blest
Who shuns the sin­ners’ ways,
Among their coun­cils ne­ver stands,
Nor takes the scorn­er’s place;

But makes the law of God
His stu­dy and de­light,
Amidst the la­bors of the day,
And watch­es of the night.

He like a tree shall thrive,
With wa­ters near the root:
Fresh as the leaf his name shall live;
His works are heav’n­ly fruit.

Not so th’un­god­ly race,
They no such bless­ings find;
Their hopes shall flee like emp­ty chaff
Before the driv­ing wind.

How will they bear to stand
Before that judg­ment seat,
Where all the saints, at Christ’s right hand
In full as­sem­bly meet?

He knows, and He ap­proves
The way the right­eous go;
But sin­ners and their works shall meet
A dread­ful ov­er­throw.