1B. How Truly Blest Are They

1 How truly blest are they
who shun the sinners' ways,
among their counsels never stand,
nor take the scorners' place,

2 But make the law of God
their study and delight
amid the labors of the day
and watches of the night.

3 He like a tree shall thrive
with waters near the root.
Fresh as the leaf their name shall live;
their works are heav'nly fruit.

4 The wicked are not so!
They no such blessing 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 God knows and he approves
the way the righteous go,
but sinners and their works shall meet
a dreadful overthrow.

Text Information
First Line: How truly blest are they
Title: How Truly Blest Are They
Author: Isaac Watts (alt.)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Topic: Blessing; Comfort; Conflict (12 more...)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: SM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Trente quartre Pseaumes de David, Geneva, 1551, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain

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