234. The man is ever blest

1 That man is ever blest,
Who shuns the sinners’ ways;
Amongst their councils never stands,
Nor takes a scorner's place;

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

3 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.

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

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

6 He knows and he approves
The way the righteous go:
But sinners and their works shall meet
A dreadful overthrow.

Text Information
First Line: The man is ever blest
Meter: S. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1814
Topic: The Danger and Misery of Sin
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