531. Blest Is the Man Who Shuns the Place

1. Blest is the man who shuns the place
Where sinners love to meet;
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,
And hates the scoffer’s seat.

2. But in the statutes of the Lord
Has placed his chief delight;
By day he reads or hears the Word,
And meditates by night.

3. He, like a plant of generous kind,
By living waters set,
Safe from the storms and blasting wind,
Enjoys a peaceful state.

4. Green as the leaf, and ever fair,
Shall his profession shine;
While fruits of holiness appear
Like clusters on the vine.

5. Not so the impious and unjust;
What vain designs they form!
Their hopes are blown away like dust,
Or chaff before the storm.

6. Sinners in judgment shall not stand
Amongst the sons of grace,
When Christ, the Judge, at His right hand
Appoints His saints a place.

7. His eye beholds the path they tread,
His heart approves it well;
But crooked ways of sinners lead
Down to the gates of hell.

Text Information
First Line: Blest is the man who shuns the place
Title: Blest Is the Man Who Shuns the Place
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ASCRIPTION, Luther O. Emerson, 1866; AZMON, Carl G. Gläser, 1828
Tune Information
Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1839)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 55132 16543 21325
Key: G Major
Source: Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte, circa 1836
Copyright: Public Domain

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