John H. Gower (1855-1922)
That man is blest who, fearing God,|
From sin restrains his feet,
Who will not stand with wicked men,
Who shuns the scorners' seat.
Yea, blest is he who makes God's law|
His portion and delight,
And meditates upon that law
With gladness day and night.
That man is nourished like a tree|
Set by the river's side;
Its leaf is green, its fruit is sure,
And thus his works abide.
The wicked like the driven chaff|
Are swept from off the land;
They shall not gather with the just,
Nor in the judgment stand.
The Lord will guard the righteous well,|
Their way to Him is known;
The way of sinners, far from God,
Shall surely be o'er-thrown.