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PSALM 1. BEATUS VIR, QUI NON, by            
First Line: He blessed is who neither loosely treads
Last Line: The way they go shall be their way to perish.


He blessed is who neither loosely treads
The straying steps as wicked counsel leads,
Ne for bad mates in way of sinning waiteth,
Nor yet himself with idle scorners seateth,
But on God's law his heart's delight doth bind,
Which night and day he calls to marking mind.

He shall be like a freshly planted tree
To which sweet springs of waters neighbors be,
Whose branches fail not timely fruit to nourish,
Nor withered leaf shall make it fail to flourish.
So all the things whereto that man doth bend
Shall prosper still with well succeeding end.

Such blessings shall not wicked wretches see,
But like vile chaff with wind shall scattered be.
For neither shall the men in sin delighted
Consist when they to highest doom are cited,
Ne yet shall suffered be a place to take
Where godly men do their assembly make.

For God doth know, and knowing doth approve
The trade of them that just proceeding love;
But they that sin in sinful breast do cherish,
The way they go shall be their way to perish.





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